Album Remarks & Appraisals:
All About Jazz - Glenn Astarita
Drummer and keyboardist Gary Husband follows up Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1 (Abstract Logix, 2010) with a second volume, consummated by a star-studded aggregation of progressive rock, jazz-rock and jazz fusion instrumentalists, most of whom are Abstract Logix recording artists. Husband draws upon disparate frameworks; jazz improvisation, electronica, and other facets seed a fertile underpinning in concert with the musicians' signature styles.
A drummer possessing gargantuan chops, these days Husband has been manning the keyboards for guitarist John McLaughlin's 4th Dimension band. For the uninitiated, Husband is an accomplished keyboardist who interconnects an all-encompassing musical persona via his solo outings. On "Sulley," he sits behind the drum kit, playing with an overlaid keyboard track for a groove-based power trio incursion. The trio lays out an ominous listening space of ethereal atmospherics amidst Mark King's plucking and thumping bass lines. Through a few rhythmic deviations, the band exudes a semi-structured jam vibe. ... read more...
Recording information: Conway Recorders, Los Angeles; East River Joint, NY; Eastcote Studios, London; Mediastarz Studio, Monaco; Red Gate Studio, Kent, NY; Red Vine Studios, Austria; Room 16, London; The Summerhouse, Isle Of Wight.
Photographer: Troo Heath-Crew.
Genre-bending keyboardist, drummer, and composer Gary Husband follows up his star-studded 2010 album with 2012's Dirty and Beautiful, Vol. 2. Once again he features a bevy of hard-hitting jazz and fusion legends. Included are such luminaries as longtime Husband associate, guitarist Allan Holdsworth, guitarist John McLaughlin, keyboardist Jan Hammer, guitarist Robin Trower, and others.