Trio Of Doom - Trio Of Doom
This set, recorded at the 1979 Havana Jazz festival and in the studio afterwards, has reached legendary status among music geeks and freaks alike. Why not? Said trio consists of non other than MONSTER players John McLaughlin on guitar, Tony Williams on drums, and Jaco Pastorius on bass. Could these three pioneers of improv and fusion stand each other long enough to both make good music and share the limelight? Yes and no. Musically, this is killer, with McLaughlin shredding his ass off and Williams sounding like he is using hammers for sticks. Jaco is Jaco, in his own world on bass, sometimes creating new worlds, other times trying to remember the melody and return to earth. Rumor has it that Pastorius was just beginning his fall into drugs and psychosis, and some of his tangents particularly pissed off Williams, who may or may not have jumped him in the studio. Anyway, this is mighty mighty as document and as burning, passionate music. Fans of any and every kind of soulful loudness need apply
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