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by Mark F. Turner
The powerful team of guitarists Martin and Susan Weinert is probably better known for their progressive fusion recordings dating back to Bottom Line (Intuition, 1996) and Point of View (Intuition, 1999). But in recent years they've proven to be equally formidable in an acoustic setting. Tomorrow's Dream , rekindles the fire of their memorable acoustic duo recording Synergy (Tough Tone Records, 2002). If you take the discipline of contemporary classical music and infuse it with improvisation, it ...read more
by Mark F. Turner
One of the hardest working and dynamic fusion groups today is the Susan Weinert Band. The German-based trio is lead by the lady guitarist, who equals in talent with names like Alan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson, and Frank Gambale. But when listening to her, it is obvious that she is much more than just an axe-burner with hot licks and chops; she is an artist with a specific style that is modern, imaginative, and mature.
Since the mid-'80s she has performed ...read more
by John W. Patterson
Susan Weinert never ceases to amaze me with her growth and versatility as an incredible jazz guitarist and composer. This release has her growing into another new voice in her guitar stylings. This time around I picked up on a certain smoother Gambale feel moreso than Hendersonic crunch. Check out opening track, “Liebman” which calls to mind Gambale’s Thunder Down Under. Only on the groove-funk-scat, with distorto-axe, outro to “Day” do we hear the obvious tribute to Tribal Tech. Sonic ...read more