Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It
After the original Lifetime split, Tony Williams tried desperately to make the next "great album".
He found his opportunity when he found Allan Holdsworth, a prog-rock veteran of Tempest, Gong, & Soft Machine.
Holdsworth approached the electric guitar with a jazz feel, his Gibson SG Custom sounding often like John Coltrane's saxophone.
Williams and Holdsworth found common ground, and each brought in a musician capable of expressing the power and energy that Williams felt his music had been lacking.
Bassist Tony Newton, a veteran of Motown sessions, was picked by Williams to hold it all down.
Holdsworth was taken with the abilities of keyboardist Alan Pasqua, who not only could lay out the head of a piece,but was a fine soloist as well.
This was to be the last edition of Lifetime, but this album, released in 1975, re-established the band as a force to be reckoned with.