|1.||"Vaya Mulatto" (5:45)|
|2.||"King Tut" (6:44)|
|3.||"Samba De Negro" (4:55)|
Stone Alliance's 1974 debut album has long been in-demand with jazz collectors. The trio of Don Alias, Gene Perla and Steve Grossman originally recorded it following a six-month jaunt around South America. As this reissue proves, that trip had a bearing on the outfit's trademark style, which was showcased for the first time on Stone Alliance. It contains tracks that fuse various styles of jazz - freestyle, spiritual, post-bop and jazz-funk amongst them - with percussion that drew heavily on Afro-Cuban music. The result is a varied but always thrilling set that contains both experimental workouts and smooth, late night grooves.
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