Let's Set The Record Straight

by Tom Coster

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Slick 04:46
Then and Now 05:23
Mister M.D. 05:09
Blue Blues 05:19


Here is the first jazz fusion record I produced for my father entitled "Let's Set the Record Straight". I suggested this title to my father as a statement to the critics that had suggested his contemporary jazz projects were him [Tom Coster] selling out and going soft musically. My father wrote almost all this material and arranged everything displaying his monstrous chops as a jazz fusion pioneer and legend among legends. These projects were some of my finest work as a producer in the jazz fusion world and included incredible line ups. The following players are included on this release: Alfonso Johnson • Bass, Dennis Chambers • Drums, Karl Perazzo • Percussion, Raul Rekow • Percussion, Steve Smith • Drums, Bob Berg (RIP our dear friend) • Sax, Frank Gambale • Guitar and Tom Coster • Keyboards and B3.

Produced by • Tommy Coster
Executive Producer • Takashi Misu

All compositions written by • Tom Coster
Except • "For The Folks Back Home" written by • Tom Coster and Tommy Coster Jr and "The Best Of Friends" written by • Karl Perazzo and Raul Rekow.


released September 14, 1993

Tom Coster • Keyboards and B3
Bob Berg • Saxophones
Frank Gambale • Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Alfonso Johnson • Electric and Fretless Bass
Dennis Chambers • Drums
Raul Rekow • Congas, Bata, Vocals
Karl Perazzo • Timbales, Congas, Bata, Toys, Vocals
Steve Smith • Drums on "For The Folks Back Home"
Tommy Coster Jr • Keyboards and Synth Bass Solo on "For The Folks Back Home"

Recorded by • Tom Size at Shady Oaks Studios, Los Altos Hills, Ca., and Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, Ca.
Mixed by • Tom Size and Tommy Coster Jr at Shady Oaks Studios, Los Altos Hills, Ca.
Drums on "For The Folks Back Home" Recorded at Neverland Studios, Novato, Ca.
Additional engineering on this track by • Robert Biles
Mastered by • Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, Ca.

Art direction • Amy Dakos and Eric Junker at JD's Garage
Photography • David Roth
Make-Up • Tracy Moyer
Creative direction • Sam Gay


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Tommy Coster Santa Monica, California

2X GRAMMY winner with over 75M units sold, Tommy Coster is a Producer, Composer and Keyboardist living in the Los Angeles area. He's written and performed on records, film soundtracks, TV commercials, film trailers and film scores. He has performed on Saturday Night live with Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Dido. Tommy has composed music for artists of all styles and eras and hundreds of TV shows. ... more

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