Produced by Creed Taylor himself, Jeremy Steig 's jazz-funk throwdown, Fireflyis one of the great forgotten masterpieces of the genre. Steig is a monster flutist who may lack some of Herbie Mann 's subtlety, but more than makes up for it with his chops.
Taylor surrounded Steig with a band that was testosterone-fueled yet knew how to Nox Illunis - Metempsychosis the sexy grooves.
Firefly was designed for the purpose of being a hit in the dance clubs, and it should have been, because it kicks ass Jeremy Steig - Firefly that level as well as on the jazz-funk beam.
As for the commercial edge, tracks like Dave Grusin and Earl Klugh 's sublime groover "Livin Inside Your Love," features beautiful double-tracked flute solos going into the red on the funky soul edge; then there's the title track opener where Steig plays inside and out in shimmering interplay with Gary King 's popping bassline.
But it's Jeremy Steig - Firefly "Grasshopper," a Steig original, that this disc really soars. Overdriven chunky guitars, cutting across one another, electric Rhodes, and acoustic piano in counterpoint on two different melodies, bass bubbling like Sly Dunbar 's, and orchestral horns giving Steig a punch lead line he can really mess with in his fills and solo. This is burning.
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Track Listing. Jeremy Steig. Living Inside Your Love. Everything Is Coming to the Light. Hop Scotch. Sweet Hour of Prayer. Sweet Hour of Prayer Traditional.
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