What does it sound like?:
The Section were the backing band for pretty much all the US West Coast 70s artists, from James Taylor and Carole King to Jackson Browne and several thousand recording dates in between. Signed up when someone heard them jamming, they made this hitherto unavailable set of instrumentals. Whilst the playing is impeccable, so is the taste as anyone who recognises the names Leland Sklar, Craig Doerge, Danny Korchmar and Russ Kunkle would expect. As a bonus a very young Mike Brecker adds sax to a few numbers. It is jazzy in the way that Steely Dan are – highly melodic and grooving beautifully whilst constantly keeping your interest and avoiding the temptation for muso widdle widdle wibbling.
What does it all *mean*?
Great players make great music when left to their own devices. They know when to go for it and when to STFU. Limited players can make great music too of course!
Goes well with…
I got in the habit of listening to it whilst cooking with a large glass if red to hand.
Might suit people who like…
West Coast, Steely Dan, great ensemble playing.