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Chad Wackerman: Legs Eleven

Read "Legs Eleven" reviewed by John Kelman

The spirit of Allan Holdsworth looms large over drummer Chad Wackerman's new release, Legs Eleven , much as it has over his previous three. And that's no surprise, given Wackerman's long history with a guitarist who has defined a unique musical language that combines heady melodicism with abstract harmonies. But whereas Holdworth's releases are often-times the result of years of painstaking care and attention to detail, Wackerman holds more closely to the jazz tradition, recording his disc in the period ...

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Chad Wackerman: Scream

Read "Scream" reviewed by AAJ Staff

First off, Wackerman is one excellent drummer and superb fusion composer. With that out of the way, the next question is, “So how's this CD stack up in comparison with Wackerman's other solid fusion releases?" I can comfortably say, Scream does a great job of measuring up to all those prior efforts overall and continues Wackerman's reputation for great fusion. So, go get your copy right now. And now the other jive . . . I am a seriously dedicated ...

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Chad Wackerman: Scream

Read "Scream" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

A true stylist, Chad Wackerman is arguably one of the finest rock-fusion drummers on the globe and is noted for his work with the late Frank Zappa, guitar god Allan Holdsworth and others. With his latest effort titled Scream, Wackerman once again displays his intrinsic musical approach to the drums--a characteristic that was undeniably prevalent on his extraordinary early 90's recordings, Forty Reasons and The View, both of which featured guitarist Allan Holdsworth.

Basically, Scream continues along the same paths ...