This is the long-awaited (30+ years!) follow up to Eddie Gale's Blue Note albums "Ghetto Music" and "Black Rhythm Happening" (reissued recently by Water, #117 and 118). "Afro-Fire" finds Eddie working with multi-instrumentalist David Hayden, pianist Will Nichols and synthesizer player Chet Smith crafting a blend of jazz with contemporary beats and rhythms. Gale's muted trumpet is once again at the forefront. Sam Sweet said it best: "Gale's music often carries apocalyptic undertones in it's explosions of celebration and humor... his records remain accessible and musically rich... somber and celebratory, contemplative and ferocious, there is much to be found in, and to be learned from, Eddie's music."