After 30+ years, I’m trying to give this album another chance. (It’s not on Apple Music so I had to find it on YouTube.) I bought this album in high school after I joined jazz band and wanted to learn more about the genre. But I really did NOT like it, so I sold the CD, and haven’t heard it since.
I remember liking Chick Corea’s playing and John Patitucci’s bass, but I thought the synth tones were cheesy, the snare drum was mixed way too loud (I still think that), and I didn’t really care for either Frank Gambale’s guitar or Eric Marienthal’s sax.
Listening now… well, I think it’s much better than I remember it being, even if some of it does sound like it should be playing on the Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8’s.”