Elson Trinidad (
Sat, 23 Mar 1996 10:51:23 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 22 Mar 1996, Erik Gaderlund wrote:

> I first saw Us3 in Chicago live, and it was amazing, Gerald Presser the
> Trumpet player can really bop! Then, I bought their album, not quite as

Gerald Presencer is one of England's most In Demand session trumpet players.
He's also played on BNH's "Brother Sister" album and on the last
Incognito album. He gets around.

> impressive, but there were some great break beats. Incidently their name

I like the album, but what bothered me about it was not the rhymes (which
I thought were still okay), but the overuse of the Alesis HR-16 drum machine
(c'mon guys, you can do better than that!)

> comes from an old Blue Note album, i'll have to
look up the group.

Horace Parlan came out with an album called "Us Three" (named because it
also featured George Tucker and Al Harewood.

Check this out - In the music section of your favorite bookstore there's
a book called BLUE NOTE: The Album Cover Art. It contains some of the
best work of Blue Note artist Reid Miles and focuses on his influence,
which has apparently inspired album covers from everyone from Guru to Joe
Jackson to Tone Loc to almost every other Acid Jazz Comp album. I bought
it for my brother (a 17-year old jazz hed convert - blame big bro! :))last
Christmas. Get it.


Elson Trinidad, Los Angeles, CA
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