Gary Husband: Dirty & Beautiful, Volume 2

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Gary Husband: Dirty & Beautiful, Volume 2

Gary Husband

Dirty & Beautiful, Volume 2

Label: Abstract Logix
Media: CD
Genre: Jazz

Multi-directional drummer-keyboardist- composer Husband, a member of the stellar fusion band John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension, assembled an all-star cast for his second volume of powerhouse originals and a few well- chosen covers. Guitar aficionados in particular will drool over the presence of such six-string heroes as McLaughlin (wailing with unparalleled fretboard facility in a power trio with Level 42 bassist Mark King on the heavy-duty rock-funk number “Sulley”), Mike Stern (showcasing his signature fleet-fingered ‘chops of doom’ on “Rolling Sevens”), Alan Holdsworth (on a remake of his Tony Williams New Lifetime classic, “Fred,” which also features synth wiz Jan Hammer), and Robin Trower (performing a blues-soaked, wah-wah laden cover of Miles Davis’ “Yesternow” from A Tribute to Jack Johnson). Newer guitar stars like Wayne Krantz (“East River Jam”), Jimmy Herring (“England Green”), and the amazing Alex Machacek (performing his complex, Zappaesque suite “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Brothers”) add to the visceral appeal. Husband doubles on drums and synths throughout; his power-precision drumming fuels each exhilarating track while his synth chops (and choice of unique timbres) elevate and intensify the proceedings. 

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  • primary artist, Gary Husband
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