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PMR-002 "Some Shapes to Come" © 1974


Steve Grossman
Tenor and soprano saxophones
Jan Hammer
Electric piano and moog synthesizer
Gene Perla
Electric and acoustic basses
Don Alias
Drums, congas, bongos and bell

WBAI (Steve Grossman) 2:07
Haresa (Steve Grossman) 7:06
Zulu Stomp (Don Alias) 6:13
Extemporaneous Combustion (Grossman, Hammer, Perla, Alias) 6:10
Alodian Mode (Grossman, Hammer, Perla, Alias) 7:00
Pressure Point (Steve Grossman) 4:52
The Sixth Sense (Grossman, Hammer, Perla, Alias) 9:30

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Steve Grossman's first album is one of the few I've heard that could please both jazz/rock enthusiasts and jazz listeners who are willing to travel a bit beyond mainstream.
Bill Wahl, Buffalo Jazz Report

"I love the sympathy with which these four play off each other. This little record shows a good look at where the music is going."
Stephen Davis, Changes

"Grossman's debut is a monster! Grossman is in total control of both horns and plays hard and full of life... SHAPES is a great album. I suggest turning it up and floating away with it."
Mike Miller

This album spotlights [Grossman's] all-out talents on the tenor and soprano saxophones. His accompaniment is strong from Jan Hammer, Gene Perla and Don Alias. All of these musicians feed off one another and the outcome of this album is a musical success.
Billboard's Top Album Picks

"Some Shapes To Come is one of those recordings that every serious musician cherishes. Grossman, Perla, Hammer and Alias are a SERIOUS dream team. This is required listening for any jazz musician and/or fan."
Christian McBride, November 2005

"I'm a bass student at Berklee, and last week was the first time I ever heard Some Shapes to Come. When it came to fusion bands, people always talked about Weather Report, Mahavishnu, and Return to Forever. Some Shapes to Come blew me away. I thought it was deeper than anything that I had ever heard. That's why I got on the Internet to find more material. I played Haresah three times in a row the first day, it's incredible. Thank you very much."

"I've been listening to you since I was 5, and as soon as I heard Some Shapes to Come, I wanted to play music. The vibe you guys would get into, like on The Sixth Sense, the stuff is amazing!"

"One of my top ten all time Jazz Masterworks."
Ron Thomas, Nov 09

 

PMR-012 "Terra Firma" © 1977


Steve Grossman
Tenor saxophone
Jan Hammer
Electric piano and moog synthesizer
Gene Perla
Electric bass and keyboards
Don Alias
Percussion and guitar

Katonah (Steve Grossman) 6:38
In It (Don Alias) 4:29
37 Willoughby Place (Steve Grossman) 3:30
Enya (Steve Grossman) 3:21
Inmate Man (Steve Grossman) 6:49
Relentless Lady (Gene Perla) 3:13
This Way Out (Gene Perla) 3:28

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It's a hard energy, hard blowing, driving jazz date with some fantastic tenor work. "37 Willoughby Place" is a gas, offering supercharged tenor/drums and Moog/drum duets. They don't relax until "Relentless Lady" on side two -- a gentle ballad by Perla. "Katonah" & "Inmate Man" are funky tenor blowouts.
Bill Wahl, Buffalo Jazz Reports

Jazz the way you like it, a nice mix of hot, cool, progressive and sharp... Very programmable material.
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"I wanted to thank you for the Terra Firma CD. It's great to hear exciting, uncompromising music. I have been an admirer of the group and each of its members individual efforts for 30 years, and it's nice to be able to access the music. Please continue your great work and contributions. I'll be back for more."
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