This trio undertaking should rouse some interest for hardcore jazz-fusion aficionados
This trio undertaking should rouse some interest for hardcore jazz-fusion aficionados. Guitarist David Wright’s debut is a sprightly one. Indeed, fans of Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth and other guitar elitists should take note. Wright has absorbed the genre credibly, evidenced by these nineteen workouts. With in-the-pocket grooves, shifts in tempo and numerous improvisational jaunts, the trio performs with vim, vigor and monster chops. Wright inflicts some hurt on his electric and Midi-guitars via brisk, legato phrasings and ascending single-note flurries. He employs distortion, odd-tunings and jazzy chord voicings to augment his attack. Wright and his band-mates deliver an action-packed, yet not overbearing string of events. It all flows rather well.
– Glenn Astarita New & Noteworthy Column http://www.allaboutjazz.com