Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
John Gordon, a trombone master, brings us another gem from that most renowned of 70’s record labels, Strata-East. The trombone is a difficult instrument. In the hands of an artist like John Gordon, however, it can create vivid images and conjure up beautiful music. And when the cohort of other players includes the likes of Charles Tolliver & Stanley Cowell, you know you’re in for an extra treat.
Side A: 1. Step By Step 2. Dance Of The Ymas
Side B: 1. No Tricks/No Gimmicks 2. Making Memories 3. Activity
Personnel: John Gordon, trombone / Charles Tolliver, trumpet / Roland Alexander, Tenor, Soprano Sax, Flute / Lisle Atkinson, bass / / Andrew Cyrille, drums / Stanley Cowell, piano
Produced by John Gordon
Recorded and mixed at Sound Ideas Studios, New York City
September 22 1975