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Skolnick, Alex Trio / Conundrum
Album:Conundrum Collection:General
Artist:Skolnick, Alex Trio Added:Oct 2018
Label:Palmetto Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-10-08 Pull Date:2018-12-10 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 9Dec 2Nov 25Nov 18Oct 21Oct 14

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 08, 2018:the cacophony hour
A Question Of Moral Ambiguity
4.Nov 24, 2018:the cacophony hour
Django Tango
2.Dec 08, 2018:Music Casserole
5.Nov 17, 2018:the cacophony hour
3.Nov 29, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Nov 17, 2018:Hanging in the bone yard
Dodge The Bambula

Album Review
Reviewed 2018-10-06 
Jazz fusion trio formed by Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has finally hit its stride with a tight, powerful, and varied set of original tracks. While the album exhibits large heaps of technical mastery, composition and melody are always the driving force. All tracks are good, but I've noted a few that stood out.


1) (6:26) Chorus heavy guitar. Memorable melody.
2) (4:46) Slow tango with laid back and haunting guitar lead, bass solo.
3)* (8:20) Slow fingerpicking start, interesting musical changes, sweet bass solos.
4) (5:33) Slow strumming and fingerpicking start, bass solo
5)* (6:10) Country influenced with some Al Di Meola mixed in for good measure.
6) (7:49) Slow drums, joined by guitar strums and bass, Django Reinhardt sounding guitar solo, bass solo
7) (5:33) Slow guitar, powerful melodies.
8)* (5:02) Fun, foot tapping guitar melodies, various solos.
9) (4:59) Slow guitar, drums, and bass, jazzy. Electric lead towards end.

Track Listing
1.Unbound 5.Culture Shock
2.Django Tango 6.Dodge The Bambula
3.Conundrum 7.Key Of Sea
4.Gymnopedie, No. 1 8.A Question Of Moral Ambiguity
 9.Protect The Dream