If 2

If 2

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The second If album came out within the same year as the first, and continues in the same distinctive jazz-rock vein the band worked on its debut. The playing is excellent, with the sax and flute work of Dave Quincy and Dick Morrissey carrying the group's sound to a level unmatched by other, better known contemporaries like Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears. J. W. Hodkinson's unique vocals continue to sail through the music, while Terry Smith employs a deeper, grittier guitar tone than he used on the first LP. The material here is not as interesting as on the earlier release, but the soloists have plenty of space to stretch out and strut their stuff over John Mealing's organ/electric piano bed of chord changes. Jim Richardson lays down some inventive basslines and drummer Dennis Elliott keeps the band on track through various rhythmic twists and turns.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2006
Label: Repertoire
UPC: 4009910103821
catalogNumber: 1038

Album Credits

Performance Credits

If   Primary Artist
Dennis Elliott   Drums
J.W. Hodgkinson   Percussion,Vocals
John Mealing   Organ,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Dick Morrissey   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Quincy   Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jim Pogo Richardson   Bass
Jim Richardson   Bass
Terry Smith   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jon Child   Engineer
Lew Futterman   Producer
J.W. Hodgkinson   Composer
John Mealing   Arranger
Dick Morrissey   Arranger
Morrissey   Composer
Dave Quincy   Arranger
Frank Owen   Engineer

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