Fusion...a congenial mingling of rock, jazz, Latin rhythms and romantic ballads --- is the style that hundreds of pop bands are chasing after these days. But Hagood Hardy arrived there ahead of them all. He draws on his astonishingly varied back-ground, years with George Shearing, Herbie Mann and Martin Denny, jingles sessions and rock record dates. And he mixes in the diverse talents of his little band: Stephanie Taylor and Lynne McNeil, vocals Gary White on bass and Dave Lewis on drums. And he chooses a repertoire from among the most happily contemporary composers, from Horace Silver to Laura Nero. Anf he comes away with a record that offers, at it's most inventive and exciting, Fusion.
Cover photo by Herb Nott Photography: band members (from left standing: Lynne McNeil, Stephanie Taylor, Gary White, Dave Lewis, and Hagood Hardy is sitting.
Produced by Dave Bird & Jack Budgell
Engineered by Ian Jacobson
Technical assistant: Harold Lane
Recorded at Studio G at CBC Toronto on August 10 and 11, 1970
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