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Stuart Hamm: Outbound

Read "Outbound" reviewed by Scott Andrews


Bassist Stu Hamm's credits include several stints supporting flashy guitarists Steve Vai and Joe Satriani with his equally flashy tapping bass chops back in the late 80s. More recently, Hamm appeared in a project band trio with Frank Gambale and Steve Smith on two instrumental, chop-laden fusion records from the Tone Center label, where the trio wrote clever, aggressive modern fusion. Outbound shows a collection of songs written by Hamm around the turn of the year 2000, and the liner ...

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Album Review

Stuart Hamm: Outbound

Read "Outbound" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins


From the opening moments of this unbelievable disc, it’s clear that Stuart Hamm is not your average electric bassist. His technique rivals Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke for originality, and he strikes a good balance of tastefulness and adventure that both of those icons tended to lack.

Hamm gained fame in his supporting roles behind guitar gods Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, but his solo albums prove that he is more than a second banana. He immediately flaunts his formidable ...


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