Michael Mantler (trumpet)
Philip Catherine (guitar)
Gary Windo (tenor saxophone)
Carla Bley (piano, organ)
Steve Swallow (bass)
D. Sharpe (drums)
August 1979 through March 1980
Nine / The Sinking Spell / Movie Eleven / Will We Meet Tonight / Movie Thirteen
/ The Doubtful Guest / Movie Fifteen / Movie Fourteen / Movie Ten / Movie
|FROM AN INTERVIEW|
the 'Movies' albums inspired by the silver screen? Many of the pieces
seem to resemble soundtracks.
This follow-on to the first "Movies" album continues the trend towards music with a strong rhythmic emphasis and a well-integrated ensemble. It's an example of rock-based back-beats being used to good effect with Catherine and Windo rising above the rhythm in their solo work, yet still sounding a part of the whole. Indeed these two dominate, with Windo's singular tone reflecting the synthesis of Coltrane, Shepp, Ayler, King Curtis and even Junior Walker ... In all a very effective record which shows that there can be life after fusion.
- JAZZ JOURNAL
Philip Catherine, whom Mingus once dubbed "Little Django", goes primitive and plays piercing rock-blues-jazz guitar on an album that truly seems to know what jazzmen can get out of melting jazz and rock together - stark blues power, and brute impact for nightmare tunes written in black light. It's the most exciting more-or-less fusion record I've heard in years, haunting urban scenarios for the ear starring Catherine and raw tenor saxophonist Gary Windo. "More Movies" is a great record.
- BUFFALO EVENING NEWS
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