The next INTERface release after This Time (below), and the last album from the 70's iteration of the group. (Fischer used the name again for a 1994 trio and a 1996 recording with Arthur Blythe and Wilber Morris).
Rick Kilburn and Mark Whitecage are constants from the earlier albums, as is Phillip Wilson - although here 2 other drummers also appear.
As none of the 3 sticksmen appear alongside any other on any track, I'd guess that it was a case of whoever could make the session on the day to fill the drummers chair.
And Marion Brown appears with the group as a guest.
On 'Solo', getting one track to himself for a solo alto saxophone performance which is maybe the simplest, plangent and moving moment of the record.
But the alto duet with Whitecage is also good and he plays a strong pithy solo on 'Polka'.
All the tunes seem to have pretty naff names, and this time round, I find some of Fischer's compositions -usually springboard themes for improvisation- less convincing than on the earlier records.
Fisher himself gets all roccocco-ed up once or twice soloing on piano but is mostly solid in a ruminative, quietly spoken way.
Kilburn is great, as per the earlier LPs. He appears to still be playing as well as producing - although seemingly without a website, he is easy to find info about as an active player over the years.
I'm pretty sure it's Kilburn deputising on bass for Ray Drummond in a young John Zorn's 'Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet' group recorded live for Canadian TV in the mid 80's.
The chamber music feel broadly continues throughout - it's subtle at times, but worth hearing: - there's some fine music making going on.
Whitecage plays an uncredited bass clarinet on the first track.
INTERface with Marion Brown
3. P4/m3 (2 Altos)
4. Loud & Soft
3. Solo (M. Brown)
4. Ticker Poum
John Fischer - piano
Marion Brown- alto saxophone
Mark Whitecage - saxophones & bass clarinet
Rick Kilburn - bass
Bobby Meyer - drums
Thomas Whaley - drums
Phillip Wilson - drums
ReEntry Records RE-003
Recorded 1978 / 1979
Mark Whitecage Site http://www.erjn.it/mus/whitecage.htm
John Fischer Recordings Site http://www.artmus.com/reentry/reentry1.html
This post for Lucky - who hopefully doesn't have 7 of the 8 tracks here ..