First Excursion for me.Probably my favourite piece of music from all of Mike`s albums put together.The Rio Grande is also pretty high on my favourites list though,as is Argiers.It`s a great album, deserving of a single release of it`s own imo.
I voted for Phacean Games (and you all thought i'd go for First Excursion-not in this context...).This is such a joyfull peice that it makes me smile everytime i hear it!And Mike's solo matches the mood so perfectly.Don't really know what it is about it but it soars with a freedom that's maybe missing in his own work.
-------------- THE COMING OF THE GREAT WHITE HANDKERCHEIF IS NIGH.
I don't like any of the things he did with Bedford - I don't like Bedford's writing. So my vote goes to "In Dulci Jubilo" because Les Penning's playing on that tune is excellent. However, "Speak" makes me laugh every single time I hear it, so it's a bit of a tie between those two.