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Widely, and justly, regarded among the most important fusion recordings of its era, this 1974 album waited almost 35 years before finally making it onto CD, and the first thing that strikes you is just how warm the whole thing still sounds. So many of Pork Pie's early-'70s pioneering peers sound weak and thin today, but Transitory is just as electrifying now as it was at the time. Philip Catherine's guitar playing is largely responsible for this; underrated even by the people who acknowledge his genius, Catherine cuts through his bandmates with such finesse and imagination that, even when you're sure you know where everything is leading, the guitar is on hand to re-route your expectations. The two-part title track is especially revelatory, while you'll crack a smile at the final cut, "March of the Oil Sheiks." When Transitory was originally released, the west was reeling from a massive oil shortage. It returns to the shelves all these years later -- and the west is reeling from another one. This is one of the albums that will help you get through it.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2008
Label: Mps
UPC: 0602517602427
catalogNumber: 441082
Rank: 112875

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pork Pie   Primary Artist
Philip Catherine   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Charlie Mariano   Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Nagaswarm,Soloist,Bamboo Flute
Aldo Romano   Drums,Soloist
Jean-François Jenny-Clark   Bass Guitar
Jasper van't Hof   Celeste,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Soloist,Piano (Grand)
Ivanir "Mandrake" Do Nascimento   Percussion

Technical Credits

Philip Catherine   Composer
Charlie Mariano   Arranger,Duet
Aldo Romano   Composer
Jasper van't Hof   Duet
Konrad Plank   Engineer,Remixing
Thom Jurek   Author
Frieder Grindler   Cover Photo
Jürgen Schwab   Reissue Design
Traditional   Composer
Achim Hebgen   Producer,Liner Notes
Götz Michael Rieth   Author
Consul Bodo Jacoby   Reissue Producer,Reissue Concept

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