Initially, the name Timeless Allstars was meant literally - the music produced by this ensemble should be timeless - one should be able to listen to it again and again throughout the years, independently from the prevailing zeitgeist. All the artists who came together to form this artist name have proven - over decades in different bands - that they were masters of the "mainstream"-sound of jazz: the saxophonist Harold Land, the trombonist Curtis Fuller, and Bobby Hutcherson on the vibraphone; they were accompanied by a rhythm section which was always more than just that - with Cedar Walton at the piano, the bassist Buster Williams, and Billy Higgins, one of the most outstanding drummers of jazz.
The title is absolutely right: they were "All Stars" - true masters in their respective fields. Personnel: Curtis Fuller - trombone; Harold Land - tenor saxophone; Cedar Walton - piano; Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone; Buster Williams - bass; Billy Higggins - drums. Recorded April 5, 1982 at Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany; Recorded by NDR Hamburg. Features extended liner notes in English and German by Michael Laages. CD version includes 12-page booklet.
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