|Add Date:||2017-09-27|| ||Pull Date:||2017-11-29|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||15 Oct||8 Oct||1 Oct|
Reviewed - 2017-09-21|
Review: this is a celebration of sorts: Stern is back after suffering serious injury to both arms. And he is playing splendidly! This is fusion electric jazz at it's best. The band is tight and the soloing is magnificent! A lot of guest musicians lend a hand, as well. All originals.
If You Like: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, John Abercrombie
Track Review (favorites denoted by *): *1/ Trip (7:24) - guitar starts> uptempo jam> guitar solo> uptempo jam> guitar solo to fade 2/ Blueprint (7:27) - synthesizer starts> midtempo jam> fade *3/ Half Crazy (5:37) - guitar/piano starts> uptempo jam> guitar solo> quick stop *4/ Screws (7:31) - guitar starts> slow tempo jam> guitar solo> synthesizer solo> guitar solo> slow fade 5/ Gone (4:06) - acoustic guitar starts> slow tempo jam> fade *6/ Whatchacallit (6:44) - guitar starts> uptempo & funky> stellar guitar solo> wailing sax solo> guitar solo to fade *7/ Emilia (5:33) - guitar starts> midtempo with chorus> kind of electric classical/Light As A Feather> fade 8/ Hope For That (5:52) - guitar starts> midtempo jam> synthesizer/percussion duet> soaring guitar solo> slow fade 9/ I Believe You (5:03) - guitar starts> slow tempo jam> guitar solo> slow fade *11/ Scotch Tape And Glue (5:36) -guitar starts> uptempo jam> stellar guitar solo> sax solo> crescendo & stop *12/ guitar starts> midtempo swing> guitar solo> midtempo jam> quick stop