Chris Poland: Chasing the Sun (2002)
Poland has crafted 13 tracks guaranteed to satisfy a wide range of guitar fans. All the bass and drum work serve as foundations for Poland to blow free and build crescendo upon crescendo. Highlights include “Robo Stomp,” “Chasing the Sun,” “Hip Hop Karma,” and the Hendrixian tribute tune “Sand Castles.”
Echoes of Jeff Beck ( There and Back era), bluesy-fusion rock by Scott Henderson, flashes of Santana, and full-out Hendrix flow from this song-fest of strings. Poland is no empty-headed flash rifferhe injects real soul and melodic balance into each solo. I give this listening treat a well-earned 12.5 outta 10. Rock on Chris! Look for his fusion project, OHM, to explode on the scene anytime . . .
Record Label: Grooveyard Records
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock