Album: Luis Gasca, Collage (BGP)


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First time on CD for a 1976 Fantasy recording by cult trumpeter Gasca, who also played with Carlos Santana and Van Morrison (on Tupelo Honey).

Produced by the estimable Orrin Keepnews, it's an ambitious set with Bobby Hutcherson and Patrice Rushen in the band, and lush string and horn arrangements by Don Menza that can cross the border from slink into cheese. Best tracks are a version of Stevie Wonder's "Visions", Latin vamp "Kathy" and the cheesy-in-a-good-way, "Patrice".