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Gene Segal: Mental Images

Read "Mental Images" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Guitarist and composer Gene Segal has put the intervening years between Mental Images and his recording debut, Hypnotic (Innova Records, 2009), to good use. While Segal still loves the funk, as the opening “Healing Feeling" definitively shows, the remainder of the album doesn't easily fit into any one musical pigeonhole;unless there's a category at your local music store called “accomplished, original jazz-rock from out of left-field."Russian-born and Brooklyn-raised, Segal has assembled quite a band for “Mental Images." Jon ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Gene Segal: Hypnotic

Read "Hypnotic" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Born in Russia and raised in New York by immigrant parents, Gene Segal brings a defined presence along with some formidable skills. A one-time student of guitarists Scott Henderson and Joe Diorio, his voice encompasses a rock and blues aesthetic with impressive technique via his lessons with jazz masters Vic Juris and John Abercrombie. Yet preconceptions should be thrown out the door, because Hypnotic is a definitive debut of Segal's sharp abilities s a leader, composer, and performer. ...


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