Vintage Earl Klugh
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard Earl Klugh when he was the opening act for Bob James at the Lansing (Michigan) Civic Center in 1978. Although I didn't know of him at the time, I was immediately captivated by his talent. Unfortunately, a large number of his albums (back in the days when vinyl was king) released after this simply don't have the emotion that this CD has. A stellar ensemble of musicians was gathered in the studio for recording this CD in the mid '70s, including Steve Gadd, Will Lee, Louis Johnson, David Grusin etc. Patti Austin and Vivian Cherry are the vocalists on Living Inside Your Love. The first three tracks are fusion at its best. The balance of the tracks are more mellow, but have a geat sense of emotion, and are testament to Earl's tremendous talent. Other Earl Klugh CD I enjoy is Finger Paintings, which was recorded shortly after this one."