Great Gypsy Soul

Tommy Bolin & Friends

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Tommy Bolin was one of the greatest guitar players and musicians the world has ever seen. Being the quintessential guitar prodigy of the 70’s, Bolin focused his talents within the burgeoning rock/metal scenes of the early 70’s as well as mastered a highly lauded jazz fusion technique catching the attention of rock tastemakers and guitar legend peers.

It was just a matter of time before Bolin was making a name for himself playing on projects as diverse as Billy Cobham‘s “Spectrum“ (considered one of the great jazz fusion recordings of all time), replacing Joe Walsh in the James Gang, playing session work on seminal fusion projects by Moxy and Alphonse Mouzon, to replacing Ritchie Blackmore in Deep Purple and thus becoming a member in one of the biggest rock bands of the world. During this time, Bolin was also working on his very fi rst solo album, “Teaser”. Despite the heavy touring and promoting schedule for Deep Purple’s “Come Taste The Band”, Bolin fifi nished the recordings of “Teaser” and both records were released in late 1975. Hailed by critics,“Teaser” united hard rock, jazz, reggae and latin music to an impressive whole.

After the split of Deep Purple in 1976, Tommy Bolin kept on touring and started working on his sophomore album which has been release the same year. Bolin’s tour for “Private Eyes“ should have been a red letter moment for Bolin, opening up for Jeff Beck in Miami but sadly turned tragic as Bolin was found dead of a heroin overdose just one day after the show on December, 4th, 1976.

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1. The Grind (with Peter Frampton)
2. Teaser (with Warren Haynes)
3. Dreamer (with Myles Kennedy & Nels Cline)
4. Savannah Woman (with John Scofi eld)
5. Smooth Fandango (with Derek Trucks)
6. People People (with Big Sugar & Gordie Johnson)
7. Wild Dogs (with Brad Whitford)
8. Homeward Strut (with Steve Lukather)
9. Sugar Shack (with Glenn Hughes & Sonny Landreth)
10. Crazed Fandango (with Steve Morse)
11. Lotus (with Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes & Nels Cline)

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