• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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Blaze from Allience…..

In 1985 Alliance released the album Blaze featuring some great Los Angeles sessionmusicians. Al McKay that earlier worked with EWF, Emotions, Carl Anderson, Finis Henderson, Temptations and others produced the album. “Blaze” were recorded in Los Angeles and a great lineup of studiomusicians was brought in to the recording session.

The group members were Ian Flexman on vocals, Jesper Kjoller (Take Five) on bass, Per Kamp (Robben Ford, Joe Pass etc.) on guitars & Peter Michael Jensen (Take Five) on keyboards. At the livestage the group added Al McKay, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn & Andrew Woolfolk wellknown for their work with Earth Wind & Fire.

“Blaze” is an amazing album in the funk pop style, but you can hear the inspiration from the west coast music added by the great guest musicians such as: Michael Landau, Gerald Albright etc.

Discography

Blaze

Riff Records 1985

Tracks: Helping Hand, Am What I Am, Hold Me, We Were Meant To Be Lovers, Let´s Go Dancin´, Walk Away Your Way, Helping Hand, Sad & Lonely World & Tell Me.

Musicians on the Blaze album: Ian Flexman, Per Kamp, Jesper Kjoller, Peter Michael Jensen, Roger, Ralph Johnson, Fred Johnson, Attala Zene Giles, James Jamerson Jr, Jimy Hasler, Michael Landau, Al McKay, Gerald Albright, Bill Summers, Howard Benson, Dean Gant, Lyn Davis, Clydine Jackson, Adrina Steele & Zane Giles.

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