Mo Foster – Bel Assis (1988)

FrontCover1Mo Foster (born Michael Ralph Foster, 22 December 1944) is an English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, composer, solo artist, author, and public speaker. Through a career spanning over half a century, Foster has toured, recorded, and performed with dozens of artists, including Jeff Beck, Gil Evans, Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Brian May, Scott Walker, Frida of ABBA, Cliff Richard, George Martin, Van Morrison, Dr John, Hank Marvin, and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has released several albums under his own name, authored a humorous book on the history of British rock guitar, written numerous articles for music publications, continued to compose production music, and established himself as a public speaker. Foster is an assessor for JAMES, an industry organisation that gives accreditation to music colleges throughout the UK. In 2014, Foster was a recipient of a BASCA Gold Badge Award to honour his lifelong contribution to the British songwriting and composing community. (wikipedia)

You´ll find more informations about Mo Foster here.

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And here´s his first solo-album and … it´s a masterpiece !

Bel Assis was originally released on Pete Van Hooke’s fledgling MMC record label in 1988 and was subsequently remastered and re-released in 2003 by Angel Air Records.

This album is really for those out there who are familiar with Mo Foter’s wonderful sessions work over the past decades, and I quite frankly think this album is great.

From the 1st track with has Gary Moore guesting on it, to the final track it showcases Mo’s ability as a great bassist and as a songwriter. Maybe you should take another listen to this album and enjoy it for what it is. Great music from a great musician. (Phillby01)

Such soft and gentle compositions, perfectly played by wonderful musicians from UK (check the line up of this album)

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Personnel:
Rod Argent (keyboards)
Dave Dufries (trumpet)
Mo Foster (bass, keyboards)
Sal Galina (electronic woodwind)
Peter van Hooke (percussion)
Gary Moore (guitar)
Simon Phillips (drums)
Frank Ricotti (vibraphone)
Ray Russell (guitar)
Stan Sulzman (saxophone)

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Tracklist:
01.The Light In Your Eyes (Foster) 5.42
02. A Walk In The Country (Foster) 4.32
03. Gaia (Foster) 6.27
04. Crete Revisited (Foster) 4.45
05. So Far Away (Foster/Russell) 3.48
06. Analytical Engine (Foster) 5.01
07. Pump II (Foster) 6.05
08. Jaco (Foster) 6.12
09. Bel Assis (Foster) 3.44
10. And Then There Were Ten (Foster/Russell) 5.01
11 Nomad (Foster) 8.10

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