It was largely rejected by jazz listeners at the time of its release because of its heavy rock influences, but it is now looked upon as a fusion class
It was largely rejected by jazz listeners at the time of its release because of its heavy rock influences, but it is now looked upon as a fusion classic. Following Larry Young’s departure from the band sometime after July 1972, Tony Williams was the only original member remaining. David Horowitz on piano, vibes, and ARP lifetime guest form pdf, and Herb Bushler on bass. Tony Williams’ father Tillmon Williams makes a guest appearance on saxophone.
Prior to recording, this lineup of the Lifetime performed material from the album on July 1, 1972 at Carnegie Hall in New York. Marking yet another stylistic departure for the Lifetime and reinvention of the band’s musical identity, the record is characterized by a predominantly sprightly and upbeat songwriting approach, electronic keyboard-dominated sound, and jazzy female vocals. Recorded by Williams under the dark cloud of knowing that Polydor would not be renewing his contract the album received poor reviews and the group was effectively dissolved. This lineup, sometimes referred to as Wildlife, recorded an album’s worth of material at Europa Films Studios in Stockholm, Sweden in October 1974. This recording has never been officially released but circulates as a bootleg.