Header
Chad Wackerman - Forty Reasons CD (album) cover

FORTY REASONS

Chad Wackerman

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.00 | 5 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Evolver
Special Collaborator
Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams
4 stars With a name like Chad Wackerman, I guess you have to be a drummer. But then again, by that logic, Wilson Pickett would be famous for playing banjo or guitar, or some kind of boogie.

If you are expecting Zappa-like music from this long time veteran of Frank's touring band, you may not like this. If you are looking for excellent drumming and top notch fusion, you should be quite happy. On this, Wackerman's first solo album, he enlisted Allan Holdsworth, with whom he has appeared on more than a few releases, as well as Holdsworth's bassist, Jimmy Johnson, plus a keyboardist named Jim Cox. Not surprisingly, the album sounds very much like a Holdsworth album. In fact, the majority of songs, even the ones that Holdsworth is not one of the credited composers, sound very much like Holdsworth tunes.

Being a big Holdsworth fan, I love the album. Aside from that, there are a few songs where Wackerman obviously composed the pieces around his drum riffs, to a nice effect. Fearless, which has a bit of a similar feel as Bruford's Five Percent For Nothing, and Waltzing On Jupiter both fall into this category.

This is an excellent piece of fine fusion for Holdsworth fans and more.

Evolver | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Share this CHAD WACKERMAN review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.03 seconds