Various Artists

The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux

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This double LP was recorded at a series of concerts sponsored by Atlantic Records at the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival. The mixture of jazz and R&B musicians is quite odd and sometimes stimualting. In addition to members of The Average White Band and soul singers Ben E. King and Luther Vandross, such players as tenor-saxophonist Michael Brecker, trumpeter Randy Brecker, altoist Sonny Fortune, flutist Herbie Mann, tenor-saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman and even trumpeter Don Ellis have their solos. It's an odd but ultimately successful jam session, long out-of-print.

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