Vital Information − Steve Smith , Frank Gambale, Tom Coster, Jeff Andrews - Where We Come From album
Guitar – Frank Gambale. Mastered By – Scott Hull (2). Mixed By – Eric Valentine. Organ, Electric Piano, Accordion – Tom Coster. Producer – Vital Information. Recorded at Neverland Studio, Marin County, CA, from April 24 to May 3, 1997.
Tom Coster (born August 21, 1941) is an American keyboardist and composer. He was an important member of Santana in the 70's, composing some classic hits as "Europa" and "Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)". Coster has played with and/or composed for many groups and musicians including The Loading Zone, Gábor Szabó, Carlos Santana, Billy Cobham, Third Eye Blind,, Claudio Baglioni, Stu Hamm, Boz Scaggs, Zucchero and Bobby Holiday, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, and Vital Information. Vital Information − Steve Smith (5), Frank Gambale, Tom Coster, Baron Browne - Live Around The World - Where We Come From Tour (1998-1999) (2xCD, Album).
Drummer Steve Smith (Journey, Stanley Clarke) founded Vital Information in the early 80s. With Frank Gambale on guitar (Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea), Tom Coster on organ (Billy Cobham, Santana), and Jeff Andrews on bass, Vital Information returned to the style of their 60s and 70s fusion and instrumental rock influences like Miles Davis, and The Meters, on their 1996 CD Where We Come From. The set list primarily includes songs from Where We Come From, with a few covers including Zeppelin's "Moby Dick.
Frank Gambale, Tom Coster, Baron Browne, and Steve Smith recorded live during the 'Show 'Em Where You Live' tour at Mars Music in Somerville, MA. on November 18, 2000 ' and more. A development on the direction established on Where We Come From. This album is very high energy, adventurous and jazz-funk-fusion oriented. Frank Gambale, Tom Coster, Baron Browne, and Steve Smith return with their unique blend of jazz fusion performing mostly original compositions, as well as their rendition of Jimmy Heath's 'Gingerbread Boy' and more. Steve Smith & Vital Information: Orion 1984 Release. The second Vital Information album. Dean Brown and Eef Albers play some stunning guitar together on this fusion masterpiece.
Vital Information, the long- lived pet project of leader and world-renown drummer Steve Smith, make a distinctive change from their usual format of hard-edged fusion on this, their eighth album. The emphasis here is on the soulful instrumental grooves of their youth, the music that originally enticed these world-class musicians to take up their instruments in the first place. From the influence of Jimmy Smith, the Meters and Tony Williams' Lifetime, Smith and company serve up a spicy gumbo of groovy tunes and have a grand old time in the process
Coster in 2009 (Steve Smith and Vital Information). Background information. 1941-08-21) August 21, 1941 (age 77) Detroit, Michigan, . Tom Coster - keyboards. Bob Berg - saxophones. Frank Gambale - acoustic and electric guitars. Alphonso Johnson - electric and fretless bass. Dennis Chambers - drums. Raul Rekow - congas, bata, vocals. Karl Perazzo - congas, bongos. Tommy Coster - Producer, keyboards and synth. The Forbidden Zone (JVC, 1994). Santana North American Tour 1995. Santana/Jeff Beck Tour '95. Dance of the Rainbow Serpent Tour. Santana North American Tour 1997.
Album · 2012 · 8 Songs. Vital Information, Steve Smith, Frank Gambale, Tom Coster & Baron Browne. 3. Cranial Jam. 4. Listen Up! Vital Information, Steve Smith, Frank Gambale, Tom Coster & Baron Browne. 5. Drum Improvisation.
Steve Smith's Vital Information has evolved from being a fusion band into one that is closer to soul-jazz. He had led units under the Vital Information name for 21 years when he recorded Come On In, a tight quartet album featuring guitarist Frank Gambale (of Chick Corea's Elektric Band), keyboardist Tom Coster (who also plays accordion), and bassist Baron Browne. The music includes some grooves worthy of Joe Zawinul, straight-ahead sections, catchy themes, and plenty of funky rhythms that avoid being predictable, plus a heated up-tempo blues "A Little Something.
|3||Craniac Trilogy - Part 1: Transport||0:53|
|6||Craniac Trilogy - Part 2: The Extraction||1:10|
|7||First Thing This Morning||5:12|
|9||Craniac Trilogy - Part 3: The Implant||2:17|
|11||Cranial Joy: Completion||1:06|
|13||Cranial Meltdown: Dementia||1:28|
|14||Blow Fish Blues||5:40|
|16||Once In A Lifetime||10:43|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Intuition Music & Media GmbH
- Copyright (c) – Intuition Music & Media GmbH
- Recorded At – Neverland Studio
- Mixed At – H.O.S.
- Mastered At – Masterdisk
- Manufactured By – DADC Austria – A0100240669-0101
- Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Jeff Andrews
- Drums, Liner Notes – Steve Smith
- Engineer – Jim Stern, Wally Buck
- Guitar – Frank Gambale
- Mastered By – Scott Hull
- Mixed By – Eric Valentine
- Organ [Hammond B-3], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Accordion – Tom Coster
- Producer – Vital Information
NotesRecorded at Neverland Studio, Marin County, CA, from April 24 to May 3, 1997.
CD Made in EU
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 50447 32182 3
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Label Code: LC 8399
- Matrix / Runout: A0100240669-0101 13 A2 DADC Austria
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L553
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 94K3
|INT 3218 2||Vital Information − Steve Smith , Frank Gambale, Tom Coster, Jeff Andrews||Vital Information − Steve Smith , Frank Gambale, Tom Coster, Jeff Andrews - Where We Come From (CD, Album)||Intuition Records||INT 3218 2||Germany||1998|
|INT 3218 2||Vital Information||Where We Come From (CD, Album, Promo)||Intuition Records||INT 3218 2||Germany||1998|