[JPL] The Royal Dan

Bradley M. Stone bstone at science.sjsu.edu
Fri Apr 28 15:16:01 EDT 2006

I completely agree with Jae... Tone Center has put out a fantastic series of jazz rock fusion tributes, this just the lastest (and they also put out the new Steve Khan, also excellent).  In a similar vein, if you your programming tends in that direction, I highly recommend Matthias Lupri's new one, "Metalix", on Summit, an extended suite with a fusion edge - I think his best work yet.  Also would like to highly agree with Jae on another of his recent posts regarding the Donny McCaslin on Sunnyside, although I think his tone on the sax is distinctly different from Chris Potter, at least to my ears.


Brad Stone
San Jose

For the fusion lovers out there.....Tone Center has done it again. Their latest "The Royal Dan - A Tribute," is fantastic. It's a tribute of course to Steely Dan but all instrumental. The rhythm section features the amazing Vinnie Colaiuta playing drums, Jimmy Haslip from the Yellowjackets - bass - and Peter Wolf keyboards. Ernie Watts is playing saxophone and it also features several guitar players ....including Al Di Meola, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Robben Ford, Jeff Richman and a few more. 
  I don't think everyone gets serviced their product but for lovers of that style it's certainly worth checking into. 
  Jae Sinnett
  Norfolk VA

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