An internationally recognized child prodigy by the age of 6, Hungarian drummer/percussionist Tommy Vig grew to become one of the premier European jazz players. In the late 1950's he migrated to New York and became a much in demand percussionist, over the years performing with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Tony Curtis, the Miles Davis-Gil Evans big band, Woody Allen, Diana Ross, and The Carpenters, to name a few. Vig is also the percussionist on all the Rod Stewart albums. Presented here is Vig's classic 1978 recording simply titled "1978," featuring Tommy Vig on vibes with Don Ellis (trumpet); Milcho Leviev (piano); Ed Green (drums) and Abraham Laboriel (bass). All selections newly remastered.
Cardboard sleeve reissue. Features SHM-CD format. For those who may regard free jazz as inherently unapproachable, Numero D'Vol proves that it is possible to be completely spontaneous while creating music that maintains an instinctive focus. Saxophonist Simon Picard, keyboardist Steve Franklin and drummer Charles Hayward join Soft Machine Legacy's Hopper for a session that proves there's even room for a backbeat in purely improvised music.