Extensive experience in jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and African music left conga drummer Montego Joe (Roger Sanders) well prepared for leading an ensemble that could move in numerous directions. Whether producing concise tracks for the dance market or longer blowing vehicles, though, he retained a constant and unmistakable jazz quotient in the music. In addition to the diverse material and the meaty horn solos by trumpeter Leonard Goines and tenor saxophonist Al Gibbons, these sessions hold the extra fascination of featuring some of the earliest recorded work of Chick Corea, Eddie (then Edgar) Gomez, and drum innovator Milford Graves. This is world music made a quarter-century before the term was coined.
with Leonard Goines, Al Gibbons, Chick Corea, Arthur Jenkins, Edgar Gomez, Ed Thompson, Milford Graves, Robert Crowder, Sonny Morgan, Rudy Stevenson, Al Gibbons