Michael Shrieve - Fascination (1994)
Jazz, Fusion, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 53:21 Min. | 307,60 Mb
Label: CMP Records (Germany) | Cat.# CMPCD67 | Released: 1994
Progressing with guitarist Carlos Santana from his early Afro-Cuban rock and pop-based successes to his experimentation with jazz fusion, drummer Michael Shrieve subsequently released a string of fine solo recordings of his own. This one features guitar hero Bill Frisell and the ever-inventive organist Wayne Horvitz for a rather divergent set featuring ethereal soundscapes, loose grooves, and crunching opuses. Here, Shrieve provides sturdy backbeats to coincide with some nicely placed fills and his acute implementations of the dynamic. This effort highlights Frisell's wily and rather slithery guitar work, enhanced by the glowing sonic characteristics of the production, when viewed upon as a whole.