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Scott Hughes: Brown Bag

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Hughes is back after an earlier strong release called Lapse. As I love to hear, he has greatly improved his art on this latest effort. I was actually quite shocked to hear the wonderful amount of fusion happening this go round. Hughes is more than deft with the olde digits and can lay down some mean riff-rock jams but this time his jazzier finesse comes through more clearly. He even approachesAllan Holdsworthin phrasings and voicings but a split second later he sounds like Ron Thal or JoboJ. His compositions kept me guessing and intrigued with delight. A mellow piece here and there broke things up perfectly in overall disc flow. He is doing some very odd things with his guitars that you axe-heads need to hear. If Hughes keeps getting better at his current “learning curve” his next releases should be close to awesome. More fusion please. Hughes, ya done good this time! I highly recommend this release to guitar fans.


Personnel: Scott Hughes - Guitars, Bass, Programming, Mixing, Mastering; Neal Nagaoka - 2nd and 4th Solos on "Swagger"

Track Listing: 1. Prelude; 2. Brown Bag; 3. Swagger; 4. #3 No Fiesta; 5. DBE; 6. A-B-C-5-6-7; 7. Falzenflootz


Reprinted with the permission of John Collinge andProgression Magazine.

Title: Brown Bag | Year Released: 2000 | Record Label: Free Lunch Music


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