Vera Baxter is talking to a woman. It seems that the woman was attracted to her by hearing her name called out: "Baxter, Vera Baxter." In response to her new friend's queries, Vera recounts the story of her life.
The story begins with his marriage to Jean. Vera is a faithful wife to the point that her husband pays a man to be unfaithful to him, according to him, adultery paid revitalize the desire of the couple. But this does not happen and Vera will not see him anymore.
Don Patterson (1936-1988) wasn't the most distinctive organist to follow on the heels of Jimmy Smith's success. But, like Larry Young and Shirley Scott who also played piano first, Patterson was undoubtedly one of the more melodic and lyrical of organ practitioners. What's more, while his more popular peers ventured into soul jazz, funk and pop, Patterson stayed firmly rooted within the bop tradition. He recorded a whopping 15 albums for Prestige between 1964 and 1969, then recorded only five more for the Muse label until his final 1978 album, recorded a decade before his death.
Gino Vannelli's musical creativity reached a high point in 1977 with the release of his fifth album "A Pauper In Paradise". Like his previous album, "Gist of The Gemini", "Pauper.." is high on dynamic musical arrangements and showcases Vannelli's vocals at their very best.
St. Tropez was another project of Ciro Perrino, who was one of the key members of Celeste and Il Sistema. Among others, he also played on the first Picchio dal Pozzo album. On this album by St Tropez, we are miles away from the folky, mellotron soaked beauty of Celeste, and we are off into space rock territory. The most obvious influence is Gong. The guitar playing very much reminds of Gong's Steve Hillage. Additionally there are space voices handled by Lady Mantide. Marimba and glockenspiel are featured several times to widen the instrumental palette. The spacey music is generally joyful and upbeat, which besides the Gong influence…