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Wishful Thinking

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Thre are at least four bands with this name.

a) a solo acoustic indie act currently based and playing in London (no known success)
b) a british Rock band, successful in the 70’s with the song “Hiroshima”
c) a Jazz band
d) a punk/rock band from Melbourne, Australia (disbanded in 2007). Released two full length albums: “Standing Still” and “Kicking Goals, Banging Goals And High Fives All Round”.

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The Best of Wishful Thinking: West Coast Contemporary Jazz 1985-1990

“Whenever I wanted to include what I considered a classic up-tempo contemporary-jazz track; I inevitably added Wishful Thinking to the mix.”
Michael Fagien, Publisher JAZZIZ Magazine.

“Wishful Thinking is fantastic.”
Larry Coryell,Guitarist

JazzTimes Interview, April 1992

Since it’s a rare occasion to find a music critic (let alone a publisher !) and a musician sharing a favorable opinion, the two quotations above best illustrate the universal appeal and critical acclaim Wishful Thinking enjoyed during its’ five years as a West Coast contemporary-jazz unit.

The band, whose distinctive sound centered around a frontline of vibes and guitar, was formed in late 1984 by guitarist Tim Weston. Other members included legendary Tower of Power drummer David Garibaldi, well-known L.A. arranger/orchestrator Chris Boardman on keyboards, bassist Jerry Watts Jr., and Dave Shank on vibes and percussion.

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