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Race For The Oasis

by Kittyhawk

Jazz, rock, world with strong themes and melodies
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Rock
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1. Race for the Oasis
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2. Wind, Sand and Stars
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3. Bells of Talieson
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4. Kings Crossing
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5. Mo
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6. Arroyo
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7. Kilimanjaro
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8. Mighty Steel, Modern Love
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Robb Howell / Peace Machine

Speechless
I grew up with this album. It was one of maybe two or three principal records I considered the absolute catalysts in guiding my musical career.
Kittyhawk was, and is, a staple by which I measure the integrity of my own records.
When I first heard "Race for the Oasis" and "Kings Crossing" (sometime in the early 80's I think) I didn't go musically mental like many other local L.A. guitarists did when "shredding" started being a mainstay of playing after hearing particular rock guitar solotapping wowfactor albums. That period was what I call the "WWF of Guitar" or "The PacMan years" - because nearly every solo you heard sounded like Pacman game music. Kittyhawk SO totally blew me away I just sat there in my friends studio in Manhattan Beach totally dazed at the sounds, Paul's voice, everything. It seriously was like a drug. The thing that nailed me most, even as a teenager back then, was it was like listening to someone's soul pouring out as they sang, and played.
This band Kittyhawk is simply one of the most musically dynamic and satisfying bands I have ever heard in my life - and I came across the album here at CDBaby simply by chance; I was checking out my own CDBaby page and thought "Hmm - I just wonder...." and to my amazement - here it is!
Kittyhawk SO heavily contributed to my playing style, how I write music and how I sing. The group was and is A HUGE, huge influence on me, and I am SO grateful to have finally found this record again. It was a very defining time in my musical life when I got into Kittyhawk, it was the era of not just Kittyhawk, but also Tony Williams Lifetime "Believe It" album (those who were hip know about the significance of THAT record - at least for guitarists:-), The Yellowjackets, Frank Gambale etc; and I can tell anyone, unequivocally, if I ever got the chance to play with this band Kittyhawk - even for one note on a track, I would drop everything in a nanosecond and head out to So. Cal.
Needless to say - this is an exquisite album for which words are not adequate enough to lay praise.
Thanks Kittyhawk. What a killer band and yteh real deal. I SOOOO miss those days of new fusion and guys like us just hooking up and creating challenging, killer music, challenging indivuality and then realizing the collective machine was playing by itself. Man do I miss that! I miss Jaco and I miss Miles and....well, I digress - GO BUY THIS ALBUM! You won't be sorry. I promise, and to Kittyhawk - I have no words except "thanks". The music reached me.

Peace always...
Robb Howell
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Stargate

Perplexed
Absolutely great music but where is the CD ? I'd like something tangible that I can hold in my hand, not some electronic download. Guess I'm just old school. I used to have this on vinyl back in the 80's
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