Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A sweet 70s set from the ultra-hip rhythm duo of bassist John Lee and drummer Gerry Brown – working here in a European setting with loads of great reed work to support the "bamboo" vibe of the title! Flute player Chris Hinze blows both bamboo and regular flute – and the feel of the set is like some of his excellent fusion dates from the same time – but the record also has lots of great work from Gary Bartz on alto and soprano sax, plus some keyboards from Hubert Eaves and Jasper Van'T Hof – two very different players who balance out the mood nicely. Some tracks are full-on fusion, but they're offset by mellower, more introspective passages – of the sort that really let the reed players come out strongly – and titles include "Jua", "Rise On", "Who Can See The Shadow Of The Moon", "Infinite Jones", and "Deliverance".
Steve Reid is an American jazz percussionist, best known as a founding member of The Rippingtons.
Reid began playing as a session musician in the 1970s, playing on hundreds of recordings, including sessions led by the legendary Miles Davis. Reid co-founded The Rippingtons in 1987 and also played with Supertramp in 1987-88. In 1993, 1995, and 1997 he was named Percussionist of the Year by Jazziz magazine. He has released five albums under his own name.