THIS IS IT!
Live Acoustic Performance In-Concert Recording
Maurice’s ninth album -and second on the Little Village label, “This Is It!”, is a live, acoustic recording capturing the excitement and spontaneity of a live concert.
Recorded at the acoustically gorgeous Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California and mixed by Kid Andersen at his Greaseland Music Services facility, This Is It! was tracked entirely live and features all acoustic instrumentation.
This Is It! is something of a “Best Of” package, featuring material spanning Tani’s work over the last 15 years, all fleshed out with a brilliant band well suited for the subtle, nuance-to-large hammer approach the writing demands.
Pianist Henry Salvia shines brightly throughout with colorful playing that compliments the material beautifully, as do the rhythm section of 77 El Deora regulars, bassist Mike Anderson, Ken Owen-on-drums and percussionist Jeanine Richardson.
Besides Tani, featured vocalists include long-time sparring partner Pam Brandon, and the fabulous gospel singing of LVF labelmates The Sons Of The Soul Revivers -brothers Dwayne, James and Walter Morgan.