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HELD TO THE LIGHT

Gamalon

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Creeps (5:31)
2. Red Zone (4:45)
3. Pickett's Charge (4:48)
4. Cave (4:43)
5. Held To The Light (5:48)
6. Gemini (4:25)
7. The Sword (5:20)
8. Sahara (5:55)
9. The Shield (3:15)
10. Relay (4:40)
11. Rainbow (1:45)

Total Time: 52:09

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Line-up / Musicians

- Tony Scozzaro / guitar, Chapman Stick
- Bruce Brucato / guitar
- Jim Wynne / bass guitar
- Ted Reinhardt / drums, percussion, Chapman Stick, Xylophone
- George Puleo / guitar ("Red Zone")
- Tom Reinhardt / bass guitar ("Relay")
- Ravi Padmanabha / tabla ("Cave", "The Sword")
- Emile Latimer / Djembe, JuJu ("Sahara")
- Bob Accurso / marimba ("Cave", "Held To The Light", "The Sword")

Releases information

Gertrude Records GER-9889

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3.82
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Review by b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 really

Gamalon's last studio testament to jazz fusion/rock lovers was Hled to the light from 1996. This was their forth album and is a more then decent one in this field. I know this band for some years, I reviewed previous two albums Aerial view and High contrast and I was amazed of the excellent quality of the music offered byt his overlooked band. I personaly think that Aerial view is their best album and one of the better releases in this filed in last decades. Held to the light is a fairly decent release, in some parts the album doesn't have that energic arrangements of previous albums but still worth to be discovered. Bruce Brucato is one hell of a great guitarist, he really knew to make some spelendid acrobatics on guitar, aswell some intricate passages are present here that at least to me, is one of the most unknown jazz fusion guitarist ever, is so so underated musician. Overall, all pieces has same level, no one particulary is in front. Nice complicated druming, solid bass work, maybe if there was some more energy in some compostions, is to much laid back in comapartion with absolutly awesome Aerial view. 3.5 stars to me. Very unnoticed band, definetly one of the best exponets of jazz fusion/rock scene.

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4 stars WOW!What an album,and unfortunatelly this one is a very underrated musical product !It's unbelieveble to see how a bad distribution and a weak record label didn't had the possibilities to promote correctly an album of such high quality!HELD TO THE LIGHT is a very mature and so well composed al ... (read more)

Report this review (#258393) | Posted by Ovidiu | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Review Permanlink

5 stars "Held To The Light" is Gamalon's most mature work to date. At last, a Gamalon record that features Bruce Brucato's amazing talents throughout. Ethereal, haunting...a gem hidden away in Buffalo. Maybe someday the rest of the world discover what it's been missing. And what can one say about ... (read more)

Report this review (#22412) | Posted by WAJWAJ | Monday, May 16, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Killer instrumentals! Gamalon is alot better live if, see if you ever get the chance, but you probably won't because...this is buffalo. Gamalon replaces alot of the studio stuff and world instruments with badass guitar work live. I still think Tony Scozzarro can take any 'guitar god' on. J ... (read more)

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