Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Heads Up | Autor: AT
Here two guitarists meet, who set strong accents especially in the nineties. Eric Johnson stands for sophisticated music, mostly in a rock context, and with "Cliffs Of Dover" he created a song that represents a technical and emotional challenge for many musicians. Mike Stern concentrated mainly on fusion and modern jazz. The two present guitar-dominated sounds on their album, which is supported by some guest musicians, where the cross-genre element is in the foreground. Melodic rock, garnished with jazz scales ("Sometimes"), a number reminiscent of the soundtracks of the early nineties ("Hullabaloo"), newly arranged and enriched by some facets "Red House", Latin ("Remember") and Fusion ("Wishing Well") offer a lot of guitar, but do not neglect the song character, as was often the case on the mid-nineties Satriani albums or releases by Vinnie More and other shrapnel virtuosos. Pleasant and full of ideas.
Top track: Remember