Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Drummer Eddie Marshall never cut many albums as a leader, but we'll always love him for this one – a sublime San Francisco 70s session that features tremendous vibes from the great Bobby Hutcherson! But actually, the whole group's great – and also includes George Cables on piano, James Leary on bass, and Manny Boyd on tenor and soprano sax – who works alongside Hutcherson's vibes with some of the same soulful currents as Harold Land from earlier years! The tunes are well-paced – mostly by Marshall, with a slight undercurrent of spirituality – and a lyrical beauty that almost has Bobby in "Little B's Poem" territory at times.
The characteristics of Xingyi Qi Qiang (Rare Spear): Qi Qiang is one of the excellent Wushu weapon routines, which was introduced to Tangshan from Sun Shi Men (Sun-style Wushu School) in Baoding, Hebei. Its theory is similar with Xingyi Quan, also called Xingyi Zhuan Huan Qi Qiang. When practicing, you need to stick the spear to the body, with neat movement, and entire strength, many changes. The routine is continual, the spear technique is changing all the time. Move with the spirit, energy and strength together, very fearfully. Turn over up and down, straightly come and go. Twine, grab, snap, hook, chop, parry, smash, cover, drill, wrap, stir, and prick, fearful techniques. Practice frequently, it can strengthen your Kungfu.