Michael Lytle and George Cartwright

Inroads, NYC (12/6/81)

This is the first recorded concert we played with Bill Laswell, electric bass. Bill was the first addition to our trio and very welcome he was. Known more for his progressive rock and roll and production work, you can hear for yourself that he was quite a good improviser and soundsmith as well.

Also included is a special set adding the trumpeter, Leslie Dalaba and some unknown keyboard player. Actually, I’m not sure if this was from the inroads concert. It’s on the same cassette and Leslie is listed as a player, so I guess it is, though no keyboard player is listed and I don’t hear any clarinets. In a way, it sounds more like a Zorn piece from the period, but how did it get on the tape?

It’s a mystery.