Adelson, Steve

Essay Music, 2002CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 8.3w

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The music swings to the groove of the stick: a guitar + bass + MIDI played by Adelson. It’s all done simultaneously (no dubs) along with the rest of the band, which includes drummer Matt Wilson and Larry Coryell (g) on a few tracks, notably “Nadda Chants”. The music takes on a Caribbean flavor when the steel drums and/or vibes are introduced. It’s a creative new approach that has a lot of substance.