The Inner Mounting Flame

Format: CD
Release Date: 8/18/1998
Album Personnel: Rick Laird (Electric Bass), Billy Cobham (Drums), Jan Hammer (Keyboards), Jerry Goodman (Violin)
Label: Sony
Style(s): Fusion
Availability: Backorder

The Inner Mounting Flame was the first album that totally captured the power of hard rock and the freewheeling improvisational aspects of jazz. The ascending and descending distortion-laden mantra-like riffs and unison playing set a standard for jazz-rock still in place today. Its Indian influences merged with blues scales and rock rawness set the music world on fire. The musical attack was relentless, the sound loud, raw, and dangerous. Drummer and bassist do take a short rest on the beautiful, graceful, and delicate "A Lotus On Irish Streams". Melodies and rhythms like these had never been heard before. In short, this was the greatest jazz-fusion recording ever made. – All About Jazz

1. Meeting of the Spirits
Length: 06:52
2. Dawn
Length: 05:20
3. The Noonward Race
Length: 06:29
4. A Lotus on Irish Streams
Length: 05:41
5. Vital Transformation
Length: 06:17
6. The Dance of Maya
Length: 07:17
7. You Know You Know
Length: 05:07
8. Awakening
Length: 03:37
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 46:40
UPC: 886978790224