Mike Stern’s ‘Upside Downside’ is his second studio album recorded in March & April 1986 and released the same year by Atlantic.
Track Listing : 1.Upside Downside (Mike Stern) – 05:43 . 2.Little Shoes (Mike Stern) – 05:33 . 3.Goodbye Again (Mike Stern) – 06:35 . 4.Mood Swings (Mike Stern) – 06:05 . 5.After You (Mike Stern) – 05:28 . 6.Scuffle (Mike Stern) – 06:10
Musicians : Mike Stern – Guitar, Arrangement . Mitchel Forman – Synthesizer, Piano . Dave Weckl – Drums Except (4) . Steve Jordan – Drums On (4) . Dr. Gibbs – Percussion . Mark Egan – Bass (Except Tracks 2, 4) . Jeff Andrews – Bass On (2), Co-Arrangement On (6) . Jaco Pastorius – Bass On (4) . Bob Berg – Saxophone Except (3) . David Sanborn – Saxophone On (3)
Production : Produced By Hiram Bullock, John Snyder . Doug Epstein – Engineer . Mike Krowiak – Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering
Recorded In March & April 1986 At Rpm Sound Studios In New York City, New York.
Released In 1986 By Atlantic.
The guitarist wrote or co-wrote all six selections, which generally have viable chord changes. The playing mostly fits into the genre of funky fusion, with Stern’s passionate guitar heard throughout in fine form. […]
I once had the pleasure of meeting Mike Stern (as a sideman on tour with the great Michael Brecker)and his quiet personality belies his absolutely electrifying playing; I would leap at the chance to see him play live again. […]