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Daryll Dobson: Healing Intentions

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Fusion guitarist Daryll Dobson released Healing Intentions in 1997, following up his previous light fusion record Studio 21 and his electric fusion record The Mind Electric, which featured L. Shankar and Kenny Kirkland. Healing Intentions regroups some of the less famous members of the band on The Mind Electric, including Delmar Brown, Kenwood Dennard, and Rael Grant, to play electric fusion with subtle ethereal touches over a driving backbeat.

Despite the pseudo-metaphysical framing of Healing Intentions by the liner notes as a journey into space, the driving yet melodic fusion still retains relevance for listeners who aren't interested ...

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Daryll Dobson: Studio 21

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Fusion guitarist Daryll Dobson released Studio 21 back in 1994, a record of light, R&B flavored instrumental fusion with one song featuring a guest vocalist. Since then, Dobson has released several other electric fusion records, including Healing Intentions and Mind Electric.The first half of Studio 21 is dreamy light fusion, with songs that seem to run together with similar sounding phrases. The guest vocals on “Down to This" and the soprano saxophone on several tracks help to revive this sluggishness and add a more distinctive character to those songs. The music picks up on the second half of ...



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