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Jerry Goodman


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.80 | 11 ratings

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4 stars One should not question the virtuosity of Jerry Goodman who was famous with his work in The Flock - his first band after being a roadie of the band. Later he was famous with a legendary band led by John McLaughlin: Mahavishnu Orchestra. You can find this album is dynamic in nature and in some ways indicates his style when he was with previous bands. However I was quite surprised with the opening track who also the title of the album On The Future Of Aviation as there are parts that remind me on David Cross style of fame King Crimson. Nope, I am not saying this track or this album is similar with King Crimson. In fact, they are both at different poles where King Crimson was explorative in nature while this album is pretty much predetermined in terms of its pattern. Yes, there are wonderful and stunning violin solo performed by Jerry here - but the overall composition is quite straight.

There are uses of excellent tabla sounds that create unique atmosphere for the album. I like the way Jerry performs his solo throughout the tracks featured in this second album most notably with the peaks at high register notes. As far as listening pleasure I can say that 'Orangutango' , 'Waltz Of The Windmills' and 'Sarah's Lullaby' are all excellent tracks. On Sarah's Lullaby Jerry performs its best not only his violin work but also how actually he composed this track as it comprises great musical segments.

Overal, I highly recommend you to have this album especially if you like violin sounds. That's actually one good reason why I purchased this album altogether with Jean Luc Ponty, David Cross and Didier Lockwood. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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