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Scott McGill

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4 stars Scott McGill maybe is not among the most well known jazz fusion/rock guitarists in last 3 decades, but his style and manner of composing, his guitar tone and ideas are definetly among the most intresting ones you'll ever hear. Even famouses drumer Bill Bruford and the excellent keybordist Jens Johansson were pretty much very impressed by McGill guitar technique specially on his debut The hand farm from 1997 issued at Mellow records. His career lasting for almost 3 decades, being member in diffrent bands like Finneus Gauge or colaborating with many musicians. His first solo album The hand farm showing that he must be far more known then is seen today. helped by a bunch of talented musicins, Scott offer an instrumental album crossing bounderies from jazz fusion to jazz rock with progressive rock leanings. His playing is excellent , quite unique and inventive just listen to the first 3 pieces, The Great Unwashed, The Secret Linen Service and Pools, very fluent and catchy passages. The rest of the pieces are also great. I was simply shocked that this album is so unknown, really, here is everything for any fan from jazz fusion lover to prog listners, the album is diverse, intresting and as a plus has a truly great art work. For me definetly a winner from all sides and one of my fav albums of the genre. This is not usual stuff, only killer tunes for serious listners. Easy 4 stars.

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