I was turned on to "Pleasure" by a friend who was stationed here at Andrews AFB/Naval Air Facility with me in 1981; I had heard of various members from this group thru their studio wizardry with Ronnie Laws, Side Effect and other jazz artists. The name Nathaniel Phillips drew instant respect in the bass world; phenonmenal is an understatement. But I was floored by this album being
as I was conquered by their mastery. Being a so-called bassist myself, I was young and cocky back then, thinking I could play anything I heard.
I was truly, and miserably, HUMBLED , to say the least. "Glide" was a huge hit but the rest of the album was shamefully underrepresented, IMO. I also just found out that this was their 3rd of 4th release; I thought it was their first (mistakenly). When I had gone home on leave around '75/76, I attended a concert containing about 5 different groups (back then, you could go to a concert and see up to 4 or 5 groups for about $25 of $30 bucks and be enchanted for 4 to 5 hours). Pleasure was the opening act and I swear to this day I was really on a futuristic fantasy being amazed at the professionalism displayed by these masters. Now I have most of their lps and cassettes along with a greatest hits cd, but I cry for more cd releases such as "Special Things". Oh, and I will purchase other cd releases as soon as feasible. A must for any musician and music fan. TNA'13