So glad to hear someone else digging Sons of Champlin.
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Sons of Champlain...brilliant...we used to say they were FAR better than Chicago (way ahead of their time I think) and ironically Bill Champlain winds up in Chicago (maybe his longest gig)...strange... Champlain's solo stuff from late 70s or early 80s is also amazing.
I've been listening to recent Frisell, Mehldau, and Jason Moran's "10."
+1 on Sons of Champlin! I'm a Big fan of Bill Champlin. Although I've never heard any of his work with Chicago (last record I owned of theirs was III!). I picked up the Sons latest in a used record store; 2008's Hip Li'l Dreams. Bill Champlin's last record; No Place Left To Fall, sometimes ventures into that sappy 'Chicago Hits' territory, but there's gold in there! His solo 'Live' record; Mayday, is a also a score for any fan of the Sons!