Make a difference: Support jazz online

Support All About Jazz Your friends at All About Jazz are looking for readers to help back our website upgrade project. Of critical importance, this project will result in a vastly improved reader experience across all devices and will make future All About Jazz projects much easier to implement. Click here to learn more about this project including donation rewards.

190

Bernhard Reinke's Roller Coaster: Moving Images

By

Sign in to view read count
Dutch guitarist Bernhard Reinke leads his band Roller Coaster through ten original instrumental tracks of modern electric jazz on 1999's Moving Images, the group's second record after 1996's Under Your Skin.



Reinke's songs include heavy fusion like "Mauna Loa," slow ballads like "Once," light Holdsworth-style chordal tunes like "Du Vent," syncopated grooves like "Angel on my Wing," and clean guitar romps like "On the Road." He rolls through melodic jazz heads, but he isn't afraid to rip out a rock-style lead or fingerpick clean, almost country music chord lines. The arrangements move through extended lead passages, occasionally stretching too long like in the closing track "Paravan."



Reinke is equally adept at shimmering Allan Holdsworth-style chords, percussive clean lines, fat jazz melodies, and searing fusion leads. His slick guitar sound moves through chorused leads and chiming clean chords. The stereo spread on the guitar sound dominates the recording, relegating the keyboards and bass to largely minor roles. The bass drum and toms punch through for a more modern, rock-style sound. The electric bass has a woody growl, and occasional slap bass adds a touch of smooth jazz funk.



Bernhard Reinke's smooth guitar work carries Roller Coaster through ten tracks of solid modern instrumental jazz which should appeal to fans of versatile electric playing.


Track Listing: 1. Short Circuit; 2. On The Road; 3. Du Vent; 4. Suite For Tomorrow; 5. Mauna Loa; 6. Once; 7. Angel On My Wing; 8. Sha-Kuma; 9. Missing Link; 10. Paravan.

Personnel: Taco Gorter: drums, percussion; Bernhard Reinke: electric guitar; Arthur Rombouts: keyboards; Erik Schoonderwoerd: electric bass.

Title: Moving Images | Year Released: 2004 | Record Label: Via Jazz

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Roppongi CD/LP/Track Review Roppongi
by Mark Sullivan
Published: January 19, 2018
Read Is Life Long? CD/LP/Track Review Is Life Long?
by Mark Corroto
Published: January 19, 2018
Read Contra la indecision CD/LP/Track Review Contra la indecision
by Mike Jurkovic
Published: January 19, 2018
Read Vessel in Orbit CD/LP/Track Review Vessel in Orbit
by Don Phipps
Published: January 19, 2018
Read Pulse/Quartet CD/LP/Track Review Pulse/Quartet
by Nenad Georgievski
Published: January 19, 2018
Read OR CD/LP/Track Review OR
by Geno Thackara
Published: January 18, 2018
Read "Reach" CD/LP/Track Review Reach
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: April 19, 2017
Read "Time/Life:Songs For The Whales And Other Beings" CD/LP/Track Review Time/Life:Songs For The Whales And Other Beings
by Ian Patterson
Published: May 17, 2017
Read "Mata Hati" CD/LP/Track Review Mata Hati
by Ian Patterson
Published: July 29, 2017
Read "Alto Gusto" CD/LP/Track Review Alto Gusto
by Jack Bowers
Published: November 20, 2017
Read "Strykin’ Ahead" CD/LP/Track Review Strykin’ Ahead
by Mark Sullivan
Published: July 30, 2017
Read "Floating City" CD/LP/Track Review Floating City
by James Nadal
Published: March 9, 2017