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by John Kelman
In his biography, guitarist Andr' Bush cites creative composers/players including Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and, most notably, Pat Metheny as seminal influences. And, to be sure, Bush's disposition towards longer-form composition clearly puts him in the same general space as Metheny and Shorter, with his latest release, Start from Silence , being filled with pieces of detailed complexion that are evocative, strongly visual and somewhat deceptive. Like Metheny, Bush's penchant for the lyrical, for melodies that stay firmly in mind, ...read more
by Glenn Astarita
Guitarist Andre’ Bush, a resident of San Francisco’s Bay Area which in itself is a melting pot for artistic creativity, follows up his acclaimed 1996 outing “Darwin’s Waiting Room” with 1998’s “Invisible City”. Here, Bush gets fine support from super drummer Steve Smith and the legendary post-Trane Saxophonist Dave Liebman. Pianist Jack Perla (Winner of the 1997 BMI/Thelonius Monk Composers Award) also shows his skillful wares throughout this project while the entire cast is in top form including Paul Hanson’s ...read more