Brian Hudson drum led jazz fusion debut Brian Hudson – Next Level

Brian Hudson drum led jazz fusion debut Brian Hudson – NEXT LEVEL:  It must be because Brian has performed with so many different genres (jazz, of course, as well as straight-ahead roots rock, soul/funk and various other bands)… debut CD’s seldom contain a full set of tunes that are ALL “picks”… just listen to the full-body on one of my favorite jazz pieces (yet) in 2017… the 5:07 “Seventy Eight” has so many heavy changes that you’ll have to listen to it (at least) three times before you start to really “get it” (& even then, it will demand repeated listens again & again)!  It certainly doesn’t hurt that he has some truly stellar players surrounding his high-energy sounds… Randy Hoexterer – keyboards and piano; bassist Adam Nitti on four tracks; Joe Reda bass on the other four tracks; Sam Skelton on saxophones; Melvin Jones on trumpet; and Trey Wright doing electric and acoustic guitars…

The compositions are all originals by Brian and Randy, and readers who visit here often know that I firmly believe that the “energy levels” are always at peak when the “creators” are performing their own tunes… & if you want a great example of that, just listen to the git-DOW-un & funky “Metro“… it’s really easy to visualize yourself hop-skippin’ through those horrendous inter-city transit systems in total “rush” mode… this one is a KILLER track, to be sure; I LOVED this one, & it got transferred to my iPhone playlists immediately!

In this case, it was a bit difficult to come up with my own personal favorite of the eight tunes offered up – because every one of them is jam-packed with great energy… after repeated listens, though, it is the guitar work (& Brian’s drums of course) on “Silver Lining” that got my vote.  All-in-all, this is a SUPERB jazz adventure that gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99.  Keep your ears on this gent, folks… you’ll be hearing a lot more from him over the coming months & years.  Visit the Brian Hudson website to get more information.          Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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