Review: versatile guitarist and his quartet perform a variety of jazz styles and they do them all well. On tracks 6-10, the group expands with the addition of 5 horn players. All originals with the exception of #10, where they breathe new life into Caravan.
If You Like: Kenny Burrell, John McLaughlin (electric), Al Di Meola (electric)
Favorite Tracks: (2) Blues In New Hues (4) Blue and Grey Waltz (6) When The Ink Ran Dry (8) Portrait for Mingus (10) Caravan
Track Review: 1/ guitar starts> midtempo> piano solo> fade (6:35) 2/ guitar starts> midtempo builds to uptempo> quick fade (6:28) 3/ guitar starts> slow tempo> several stops on chords to end (5:31) 4/ guitar starts> midtempo> everybody solos> quick stop (5:57) 5/ bass starts> uptempo fusion jam> guitar solo> piano solo> quick stop (6:55) 6/ horns start> slow tempo> beautiful guitar solo builds to midtempo> horns solo> crescendo end (8:01) 7/ bass starts> uptempo jam> horns take solos> guitar solo> quick stop (6:22) 8/ horns start> slow tempo> trombone solo> guitar solo> quick stop (5:07) 9/ horns start> slow tempo> guitar solo> trumpet solo> fade 10/ guitar starts> fusion fast tempo> sax solo> blazing guitar solo (reminds me of Santana)> bass clarinet solo> bass solo> full tilt jam> quick stop (6:53)