One doesn’t often think of melding progressive rock elements with jazz fusion; at least not if one wants to break even on an album release. But that’s the approach favored by bassist Antoine Fafard
. Combining the best of (dare I say) smooth jazz with rock’s muscularity, Fafard is aided in his efforts by drummer Vinnie Colaiuta
, Missing Persons
) and, on one track, the multifarious Gary Husband
(a frequent John McLaughlin
collaborator and a jazz star in his own right). If Joe Satriani
played keyboards and leaned a bit more in a jazz direction, he might sound like this.
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