John Goodsall was an American-British rock guitarist known for his work with Atomic Rooster and Brand X.
(1976) Unorthodox Behaviour
Goodsall worked in the jazz fusion and prog rock idioms, genres which can be quite boring, except when compiled on such albums as
Prog Is Not a Four Letter Word (2005) by Andy Votel.
“ You Know You Know” (1971) by Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Rick Laird was an Irish bassist working in jazz and best-known for his work with Mahavishnu Orchestra.
He is featured on the oft-sampled “You Know You Know” (1971, above) by Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Ryo Kawasaki was a Japanese jazz fusion guitarist, composer and band leader of international acclaim.
“Trinkets and Things” (1978)
His best known compositions are “Bamboo Child” (1976), “Trinkets and Things” (1978) and “Hawaiian Caravan” (1982).
“Bamboo Child” (1976), from the album Juice.
Stanislaw Fernandes did the artwork for the album
Lyle Mays was an American musician.
He shares writing credits on “
This Is Not America” (1985)
“ This Is Not America” (1985)
I saw the film that composition stems from. I saw that film when it came out and never forgot the music. I later bought the twelve inch. I sold my collection of records when I moved into my current apartment in 2015.
Dave Samuels was an American percussionist known for his work with the jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra.
His composition “
New Math” (1988) was included on Joe Claussell’s compilation (2001). Music… A Reason To Celebrate
He is one of those unsung heroes like
Daniel Ponce, another percussionist who died in 2013 but whose death only came to my attention this February.