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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.51 | 21 ratings

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3 stars Vertu from USA can be considered a super group, the line up is impressive mainly due the rhythmic section, here we have famouses Stanley Clarke on bass from Return to Forever, also a solo career, Lenny White on drums his mate from glorious Return to Forever, on guitra we have one respected guitarist Richie Kotzen from numerous bands as Poiison, Mr. Big , solo career, etc + 2 female musicians one on violin and the other Rachel Z on keybords. The music is jazz fusion with clear '70 direction, sometimes is a cros between Jean Luc Ponty because of the violin sometimes or Chick Corea atmosphere or Stanley Clarke solo albums. The album is ok most of the time, is dominated by Kotzen guitar, who is quite great in places, but overall I can't say is an excellent work. The violin is present here and there, giving a pleasent atmosphere, but the flat sound and usual arrangements of the recording make me saying that this self titled album is only for RTF , Jean Luc Ponty or Di Meola fans. So , a decent work, made by talented musicians, but nothing more. Opening V-Wave or On top of the rain are maybe the most exciting pieces of the album. The album can easely gone unnoticed by many. 3 stars is best I can give.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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