Various Artists

The Dedication Series, Vol. 14: Foundations

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This long out-of-print double LP (which was released in 1978) features three very popular saxophonists of the era: Tom Scott, Gato Barbieri and John Klemmer. The music is mostly taken from previously released albums with Tom Scott's five selections dating from 1968 when he was 19. Scott displays his roots (before his successful career in pop music), playing his own "With Respect to Coltrane" and "Body and Soul" (along with three other cuts) with an L.A.-based quartet. The intense Gato Barbieri is heard on all three parts of "Encuetros" (which was released separately) while John Klemmer's five selections (two of which were released for the first time) come from three different occasions; his 15-minute "Twentieth Century Blues" is most memorable.