Frank Gambale - Coming to Your Senses
Artist: Frank Gambale (www.frankgambale.com)
Title: Coming to Your Senses
Label: Favored Nations (www.favorednations.com)
Genre: Rock/Instrumental, Fusion, Jazz
I remember watching Frank Gambale play at a Chic Corea concert while attending the annual Concord Jazz Festival in 1985. I was amazed with his lightning quick fingers and his powerful sweeping guitar lines. Corea was always at his rocking fusion best when he played with great guitar players like DiMeola and Gambale.
Coming to Your Senses seems as though it is a self-imposed wake up call for the dynamo Gambale. With fluid and focused guitar playing, Frank blows his way through 10 tracks with seamless ease. Each track offers a different taste of fusion élan drawing from an endless well of influences, styles and genres.
If it is variety your ears hunger for, this CD will be your cup of tea. While the ever-important production values are exceptional throughout this recording, Gambale’s playing is tight and clean as a whistle, never leaving a note hanging out there to get stale. He continually infuses new and fresh ideas into each track. Just as a heart pumps after a long rigorous run, its full bore at all times for this man.
Simply said…this album offers instrumental guitar rock-fusion at its very best.
1. Up in Beachwood - 6:55
2. Circular Quay- 5:41
3. Major Fascination - 6:40
4. Salvador Once More - 9:57
5. Cybernaughts - 6:06
6. Mirage Mystery - 4:21
7. Isola d'Elba - 4:46
8. Land of the Leal- 8:14
9. The Italian Job- 5:29
10. Loch Ness Monsters - 5:16
Frank Gambale - Guitar (Acoustic), Arranger, Guitar (Electric), Sitar, Sound Effects, Producer
Ray Brinker - Drums
Rick Fierabracci - Bass
Mark Schulman - Drums
Joel Taylor - Drums
Enzo Todesco - Drums
Hans Zermuellen - Keyboards