Gambale, Frank - Coming To Your Senses

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Favored Nations
Catalog Number: 2001
Format: CD
Total Time: 61:25:00

I remember watching Frank Gambale play at a Chick Corea concert while attending the annual Concord Jazz Festival in 1985. I was amazed with his lightning quick fingers and his powerful sweeping guitar lines. Corea was always at his rocking fusion best when he played with great guitar players like DiMeola and Gambale.

Coming To Your Senses seems as though it is a self-imposed wake up call for the dynamo Gambale. With fluid and focused guitar playing, Frank blows his way through 10 tracks with seamless ease. Each track offers a different taste of fusion ?lan drawing from an endless well of influences, styles and genres.

If it is variety your ears hunger for, this CD will be your cup of tea. While the ever-important production values are exceptional throughout this recording, Gambale's playing is tight and clean as a whistle, never leaving a note hanging out there to get stale. He continually infuses new and fresh ideas into each track. Just as a heart pumps after a long rigorous run, its full bore at all times for this man.

Simply said?this album offers instrumental guitar rock-fusion at its very best.

Up In Beachwood (6:55) / Circular Quay (5:41) / Major Fascination (6:40) / Salvador Once More (9:57) / Cybernaughts (6:06) / Mirage Mystery (4:21) / Isola d'Elba (4:46) / Land Of The Leal (8:14) / The Italian Job (5:29) / Loch Ness Monsters (5:16)

Frank Gambale - electric and acoustic guitar, sitar, sound effects
Ray Brinker - drums
Rick Fierabracci - bass
Mark Schulman - drums
Joel Taylor - drums
Enzo Todesco - drums
Hans Zermuellen - keyboards

Brave New Guitar (1986)
Present For The Future (1987)
Thunder From Down Under (1989)
Live (1989)
The Great Explorers (1990)
Note Worker (1991)
Passages (1994)
Thinking Out Loud (1995)
Show Me What You Can Do (1998)
Coming To Your Senses (2000)
The Light Beyond (2000)
Gambale & Colonna [live] (2000)
Resident Aliens: Live Bootlegs (2001)
Absolutely Live - In Poland (2002)
GHS 3 (2002)
The Best of Frank Gambale (1998)

Genre: Fusion-Jazz Fusion

Origin US

Added: June 1st 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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