This Sunday Music Muse Day has me centering on one group, Brand X, who was one of my favorite Rock-Fusion groups from the 1970. One of my favorite record shops, the Bop Shop Record presenting at one night gig at the Lovin' Cup a local bar/restaurant/music room. I could resist picking up ticket (my good friend Bruce Younger agree to go with me. Thanks Bruce).
Only two of the original members in this reunion, guitarist John Goodsall, and bassist Percy Jones, a monster fretless electric bass player, that was enough to it make worthwhile, as they we're play was at the core of the band's sound. The reunion band sounded great and did the classic tune justice. I mentioned to pick the two-disc live concert CD of the current lineup, with the except of Kenwood Dennard, replacing Kenny Grohowski on drum on the CD. Dennard had played with the group back in the '70s and '80s, subbing for original drummer, Phil Collin, of Genesis, and his own solo fame. I saw Brand X twice in the 70's. Once in Central Park Wollman Rink in NYC in August 1, 1978, when the opened for John Mclauglin's One Truth Band ( one of is post-Mahavishu Orchestra groups) and in Toronto, Canada at the O'Keefe center, September 8, 1979. (Joie Benitez, I think you were with me)
I got a chance to talk to guitarist John Goodsall briefly. Hearing the music played live Thursday night brought back great memories.
So, all in all, this was a nice trip down memory lane.