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Don't Be Scared Anymore

Paul Wertico

Label: Premonition Records
Released: 2000
Duration: 55:26
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Tracks

Clybourn Strut; The Underground; African Sunset; The Visit; Liftoff; Long Journey's End; Taliaville; Justa Little Tuna; Testament

Personnel

Additional Personnel / Information

Paul Wertico - drums, percussion; John Moulder - guitar; Eric Hochberg - basses, guitars, trumpet

Album Description

You've seen him on the cover of Modern Drummer; you've heard him play drums with the Pat Metheny Group. Now, Paul Wertico realizes his own musical vision with Don't Be Scared Anymore, the latest release from The Paul Wertico Trio. Paul's album is difficult to categorize. There are hints of fusion, avant- garde jazz, and progressive rock; however, this album is more than just the sum of its influences. Don't Be Scared Anymore conveys raw sounds and raw emotions to the listener. The musicians, though highly skilled, are less concerned with displaying their technical abilities than creating feelings of intensity and energy in the listener. Don't get the wrong impression: there is lots of impressive drumming on this album. For example, the song "African Sunset" contains some blazing tom rolls. "The Visit" shows Paul's mastery of the "straight swing" rhythm on the ride cymbal. In "Taliaville" Paul executes some amazing patterns between the snare and the ride. Besides Paul's superlative drumming, Don't Be Scared Anymore also features the off-the-wall guitar playing of John Moulder and the impressive bass playing of Eric Hochberg. These three musicians clearly had the same intention in releasing this album: to create the kind of music they wanted to play and hear, with no rules or inhibitions. Undoubtedly, many people will purchase this album to hear Paul's drumming, and they will not be disappointed. But anybody with taste for the bold and the unusual will also enjoy Don't Be Scared Anymore. - Drum Talk


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