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Indaba: Something Serious

Read "Something Serious" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Visceral, cutting-edge fusion by an Aussie power trio. Indaba is apparently a Bantu pygmy word for “something serious”, an apt name for this hard-hitting band and their debut disc. Commendable chops and crunch aplenty season a fully enjoyable set of original tunes by a band which is sure to make waves in the future.

Schipke, Wenham and Dean are equal partners in this aural assault; each player is mixed loud for maximum effect as they weave in and out of ...

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Indaba: Something Serious . . .

Read "Something Serious . . ." reviewed by AAJ Staff

What is the formula for hot jazz fusion? Add one seriously played guitar, (Clyde Schipke), to one tight and fluid bassist, (Brad Wenham), and surround the sound with percussive spice of polyrhythmic furor, (Scott Dean). Adjust guitar voicings to a classic ‘70s tube-crunch and overdriven with howling chops galore. Have this riffage assail all solos with abandon yet technical focus and pleasing musicality. Avoid well-worn patterns and use novel bass phrasings and engaging back beats. Let drums freely stretch with ...


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