Crossroads

Crossroads

by Jeff BerlinJeff Berlin

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Overview

To most listeners, Jeff Berlin is utterly unknown as a musician and composer; to progressive rock enthusiasts, however, Berlin is a god, ranked alongside Jaco Pastorious and Victor Wooten as one of the most exciting virtuoso bassists ever. Crossroads compiles his first two albums, Pump It! and Champion, into a single-disc "greatest hits" of sorts, although neither album had much impact beyond jazz-rock circles. Splashy keyboards and '80s slickness date the recordings considerably, but the new track order plays well, with Buddy Miles, Neil Peart, Ronnie Montrose, and Neal Schon being a few of the musicians contributing master chops. The set also features the first recordings of guitarist extraordinaire Scott Henderson and presents Berlin, surprisingly, in more of a supporting than a starring role, although "Manos De Piedra," "Dixie," and the incredibly melodic "Bach" show off some of his fantastic virtuosic soloing.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/1998
Label: Imports
UPC: 0795041807724
catalogNumber: 1807724
Rank: 115212

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeff Berlin   Primary Artist,Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ronnie Montrose   Vocals,Background Vocals
Neal Schon   Guitar
Frank Gambale   Guitar
Scott Henderson   Guitar
T Lavitz   Keyboards
Steve Smith   Drums
Paul Gilbert   Guitar
Keith England   Vocals
Clare Fischer   Keyboards
Chris Hughes   Choir, Chorus
Tris Imboden   Drums
Paul Kingery   Background Vocals
Roger Love   Vocals
Jeff Porcaro   Drums,Tom-Tom
Neil Peart   Drums
Jeffrey Weber   Choir, Chorus
Ron Reinhardt   Keyboards
Bryan Rutter   Choir, Chorus
Walter Afanasieff   Keyboards,DX-7

Technical Credits

Ronnie Montrose   Producer
Jeff Berlin   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Jeffrey Weber   Producer
Ron Reinhardt   Arranger
Dan Marx   Executive Producer

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