Lake Forest,CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2006
The “Gods of Righteous Riffage” were smiling during the recording of Hugh Ferguson's magical jazz-rock CD, A.D.D. The moment the first track 300 Miles starts, you can tell that Hugh is a Jedi Master of guitar. Roger Carter on drums and Brian Wright on bass complement Hugh's playing and compositions perfectly. They have the musical chops to be aggressive and yet selfless at the same time. Each composition and performance on A.D.D. is a picture-perfect example of what fusion is about. I especially enjoyed the arco strings during Spiders, which created a vibe like Allan Holdsworth playing on The Beatles Sergeant Pepper album. Alex Machacek shines as a guest guitarist on Total Distraction and is a brilliant fit with Hugh, Roger, and Brian. The groove and melody on Cairo make me want to bang my head and grin from ear to ear. On the tune Pneuma the first guitar solo displays hints of Hugh's earlier days in Boston, with a nod towards the fantastic Mick Goodrick. Hugh is a creative force who has developed his own guitar and composition voice in the Fusion world. If you want an idea of what this music is about, imagine The Bill Evans Trio playing in-your-face guitar fusion music or Allan Holdsworth recording for Manfred Eicher on the ECM label. Hugh Ferguson's recording A.D.D. is a must for your CD collection.
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