Rudess, Jordan - Rhythm Of Time

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Magna Carta
Catalog Number: MA-9068
Format: CD
Total Time: 60:23:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's October 31, 2004 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

If you dig Planet X, then you absolutely, positively, without-a-doubt need to stick Jordan Rudess' latest release into your CD player forthwith. Except for a couple of vocal moments, this instrumental CD pulses with torrid energy, a prog-fusion tour de force that I can't stop playing. Rudess's first album was pretty good, but this time around, he's pulled out all the stops. The keyboard patches and patterns he comes up with are mindblowing, and, accompanied by a star-studded set of guest musicians, including Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, Dave LaRue, and Rod Morgenstein, Rudess blows the doors off the studio with an intricate sound that owes more to Chick Corea's band Return to Forever (especially the Romantic Warrior album, which is still, I think the best fusion album ever recorded) and Frank Zappa than to his main gig, Dream Theater. A must buy.

Time Crunch (6:28) / Screaming Head (7:19) / Insects Among Us (9:33) / Beyond Tomorrow (9:56) / Bar Hopping With Mr. Picky (4:37) / What Four (6:50) / Ra (7:54) / Tear Before the Rain (9:06) / Behind the Rhythm of Time [CD-ROM Track]

Jordan Rudess - keyboards, background vocals
Bert Baldwin - background vocals
John Guth - acoustic guitar
Greg Howe - guitar
Daniel J. - guitar
Dave LaRue - bass
Vinne Moore - guitar
Rod Morgenstein - drums
Steve Morse - guitar
Bill Ruyle - tabla
Joe Satriani - guitar
Kip Winger - vocals and background vocals

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Arrival (1988)
Vinnie Moore - Time Odyssey (1988)
Tom Coster - Did Jah Miss Me? (1989)
Listen (1993)
Annie Haslem - Blessing In Disguise (1994)
Various - Romscape (1995)
Noirin Ni Riain - Celtic Soul (1996)
Various - Steinway To Heaven (1996)
Kip Winger - This Conversation Seems Like A Dream (1997)
Secrets Of The Muse (1997)
Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment (1998)
Jupiter Lee - Jupiter Project (1998)
Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment 2 (1999)
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Rudess/Morgenstein Project - Rudess/Morgenstein Project (1999)
Resonance (1999)
Rhonda Larson - Free As A Bird (1999)
Various - Encores, Legends & Paradox - A Tribute To ELP (1999)
Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory (2000)
Paul Winter And The Earth Band - Journey With The Sun (2000)
Feeding The Wheel (2001)
John Petrucci And Jordan Rudess - An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess (2001/2004)
Rudess/Morgenstein Project - The Official Bootleg (2001)
Dream Theater - Live Scenes From New York (2001)
McGill/Manring/Stevens - Addition By Subtraction (2001)
Prefab Sprout - The Gunman And Other Stories (2001)
John Bollenberg Experience - If Only Stones Could Speak (2001)
4NYC (2002)
Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (2002)
Christmas Sky (2002) (from website only)
Dream Theater - Train Of Thought (2003)
Dream Theater - Live At Budokan (2004)
Rhythm Of Time (2004)
Dream Theater - Octavarium (2005)
Dream Theater - Score (2006)
Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos (2007)
The Road Home (2007)
Dream Theater - Greatest Hit (...And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) (2008)
Notes On A Dream (2009)
Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009)

Genre: Fusion-Jazz Fusion

Origin US

Added: October 31st 2004
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum
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Language: english


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