Mike STERN: Jigsaw Cassette tape 1989 Super Jazz rock , fusion. Dennis Chambers on drums. Check audio (all songs)


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Mike Stern – guitar
Bob Berg – tenor saxophone
Michael Brecker – Akai EWI
Jim Beard – keyboards & synthesizer orchestrations
Jeff Andrews – electric bass & fretless bass
Peter Erskine – drums
Dennis Chambers – drums
Manolo Badrena – shekre, bongos

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Another Way Around 6:25 (MS)
Loose Ends 6:05 (MS)
To Let You Know 6:30 (MS)
Jigsaw 7:02 (MS)
Chief 7:42 (MS)
Rhyme Or Reason 5:47 (MS)
Kwirk 6:57 (MS)

Another jazz/rock album and a great one. It starts with Another Way Around, some overdrive solo-ing by Mike. Loose Ends follows, a jazzy piece. A slower song emerges in To Let You Know. Then my favourite: Jigsaw. This has a great rhythm, great stuff with sax and the guitar and a great solo. Chief features the great Michael Brecker on EWI. In Rhyme Or Reason Mike shows his ability on the acoustic guitar, a nice ballad. The album closes with Kwirk, which is another uptempo jazzy piece.


5.0 out of 5 stars stern has chops to burn on this.
This album by Mike Stern reaffirms why he was such an important component of Miles Davis’ bands in the 80. This probably can’t be called a “”jazz”” album, because on many solos such as “”Another Way Around,”” Stern squeals and crunches and bends his notes in a way a rock guitarist would , but also has the sense to run with the solo different from how a rock guitarist would by improvising his notes like a jazzman. His wood hardbody electric guitar that he features on the cover of this album, has such an interesting sound. Its tone is hard to describe, just listen to it for yourself. He rocks as hard as any jazz guitarist i’ve heard. Excellent album of guitar work. All the songs on this tape must be heard!!


It hard to argue with Stern compositional skills, arrangements, chops or the expertise of the other players in his band.

label: Atlantic Jazz – 78 20274
Format: Cassette , Album, Dolby HX Pro
Country: GERMANY
Released: 1989
Genre: jazz
Style: Jazz rock , fusion
A1 Another Way Around 6:25
A2 Loose Ends 6:05
A3 To Let You Know 6:30
B1 Jigsaw 7:02
B2 Rhyme Or Reason 5:47
B3 Kwirk 6:57

Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.

Bongos – Manolo Badrena (tracks: B2)
Drums – Dennis Chambers (tracks: A2, B2, B3), Peter Erskine
Electric Bass, Bass Guitar [Fretless] – Jeff Andrews

Guitar – Mike Stern
Keyboards, Orchestrated By [Synthesizer] – Jim Beard

Tenor Saxophones – Bob Berg
(p) 1989 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the United States outside the United States.
(c) 1989 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

J-card with credits.
Barcode: 0 7567-82027-4 2

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