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Steve Smith Returns With More Vital Info

Steve Smith (pictured) and Vital Information will release a new album, Come On In, on Tone Center on August 17. Smith founded the jazz fusion-based Vital Information in 1983 and the band has released nine albums since its self-titled debut on Columbia. Come On In brings back the tried-and true Vital Information sound while venturing into some new territory as well.

Come On In joins Smith with keyboardist Tom Coster, guitarist Frank Gambale and bassist Baron Browne-a lineup that has been showcased on two previous Vital Information recordings. Coster and Gambale have been playing with Vital Information since the late ’80s. Browne joined in 2000 with the release of Live Around the World (Intuition).

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