Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz Instrument, Guitar Jazz

Album Review

This is a fairly typical Mike Stern fusion date, featuring his rocking guitar on seven of his pieces. Stern is joined by his usual sidemen -- tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, keyboardist Jim Beard, electric bassist Jeff Andrews, either Peter Erskine or Dennis Chambers on drums and percussionist Manolo Badrena -- and plays with plenty of fire, yet a good amount of restraint. Michael Brecker is a guest on "Chief," jamming on his fairly anonymous-sounding EWI. A decent effort, easily recommended to fans of the more adventurous rock guitarists.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Another Way Around
  2. Loose Ends
  3. To Let You Know
  4. Jigsaw
  5. Chief [*]
  6. Rhyme or Reason
  7. Kwirk
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