Now in their 35th year of touring and recording since their initial 1983 release, Steve Smith and Vital Information has become a formidable jazz/fusion juggernaut whose longevity has surpassed most major fusion groups. The latest lineup is called Vital Information NYC Edition.
Steve Smith (Journey/Steps Ahead) - drums
Mark Soskin (Sonny Rollins/Herbie Mann) – keyboards
Vinny Valentino (Jimmy McGriff/Bill Evans) - guitar
Baron Browne (Jean-Luc Ponty/Billy Cobham) – bass
"Vital Information is one of improvised music's best-kept secrets, the tunes are adventurous and they always groove. The musicians shoot for, and achieve, real emotion rather than soulless fireworks." - Felix Contreras, JazzTimes