The Fire This Time

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The Fire This Time
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Live album by Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy
Released 1992
Recorded May 1, 1992
Genre Jazz
Length 74:30
Label In & Out
Producer F. Kleinschmidt & J. Schwab
Lester Bowie chronology
Funky T. Cool T.
(1992)Funky T. Cool T.1992
The Fire This Time
The Odyssey Of Funk & Popular Music
(1998)The Odyssey Of Funk & Popular Music1998

The Fire This Time is a live album by Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy recorded in Aarburg, Switzerland for the In & Out label. It is the seventh album by Bowie's Brass Fantasy group and features performances by Bowie, Vincent Chancey, Frank Lacy, Louis Bonilla, E. J. Allen, Gerald Brezel, Tony Barrero, Bob Stewart, Vinnie Johnson and Famoudou Don Moye.


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars calling it "one of the most important in the Brass Fantasy's history and development".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Night Time (Is the Right Time)" (Herman) - 2:54
  2. "For Louis" (Wilson) - 7:13
  3. "Journey Towards Freedom" (Allen) - 10:55
  4. "Remember the Time" (Jackson) - 8:32
  5. "Strange Fruit" (Allan) - 9:15
  6. "Siesta for the Fiesta" (Lunceford) - 4:14
  7. "Night Life" (Purse) - 10:29
  8. "Black or White" (Jackson) - 7:19
  9. "Three for the Festival" (Kirk) - 6:06
  10. "The Great Pretender" (Ram) - 7:33
  • Recorded live on 1 May 1992 at the Moonwalker Club, Aarburg, Switzerland



  1. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed August 12, 2011