NO SEPARATE LOVE (57:02) FEATURING: Luis Conte, Walt Fowler, Anthony Jackson, Steve Tavaglione, Albert Wing, & David Witham (in L.A.... & in NYC) Walt Weiskopf, Mark Soskin, Anthony Jackson, Frankie Malabé, Paul Guerguerian, & Joey De Leon. Also includes a special appearance by pianist Virginia Perry Lamb.
“Vazquez’ No Separate Love is a smart, sassy date … Vazquez’ bouquet of originals are snappy, percolating frames with lots of open space for soloing. Along with the leader’s lithe drumming, the rhythmic flows are nudged by Anthony Jackson (contrabass guitar) and percussionists Luis Conte and frank Malabe’, whose touches are always el perfecto. This is fusion with spirit, imagination and musical gusto. Bravo, Vazquez!” (Chuck Berg, JazzTimes ’91)
“ **** - Roland Vazquez’ No Separate Love doesn’t lack for adventure or different, interesting textures … With an even split among New York and LA session players. Vazquez and company prove to be cohesive and heat-seeking. They cook it up on nearly every tune, whether the romp is Latin-based, street funk, or jazz-flavored.” (Robin Tolleson, Downbeat, January ’92)
"A major concept behind the recording of 'No Separate Love' was my desire to reflect the continuity of spirit - as well as interpretive musical vocabularies- so contagious among the musicians I had been working with on both the East and West Coasts during the 70s & 80s. Here is the first recorded appearance of Roland Vazquez Quintet (NYC)- and premiere recordings of my chamber music ("Bailar" & "Children's Song" -from Piano Analogies/ performed by Virginia Perry Lamb). From my perspective, something more than the music alone is always at work as a connecting force. The cover art representing a petroglyph (by Atlanta based artist Phil Denslow) can be seen as suggesting that musical experience is a basic cohesive force within all cultures ..." (Roland Vazquez)