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Stuart Hart: Inner Voice

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This is pretty solid — if not terribly original — fusion from the bespectacled, Paul Reed Smith-wielding Stuart Hart. With a rotating roster that includes the likes of Gary Thomas on sax, Paul Bollenback on second guitar, Evan Miller on keys, Matt Garrison on bass, and Dennis Chambers on drums, Hart delivers funky tunes and high-energy, fuzzed-out guitar playing. There are echoes of the Yellowjackets, Scott Henderson, Electric Outlet -era John Scofield, that sort of thing. Paul Bollenback’s clean sound ...

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Album Review

Stuart Hart: Inner Voice

Read "Inner Voice" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Hart definitely plays his heart out on this release. He has obviously talented musicians to jam with. His fretwork technique is solid, fun, fuzzed and/or pristine to suit the mood. He's fast, melodic, peppy and mellow if need be. There's plenty to groove to but . . . this isn't the hard-edged Hendersonic fusion I was awaiting. This is smooth jazz, (with some fuzzed overdrive and sporadic speed riffs), but, “Oops!", there's ample evidence of “fuzak" here too. This is ...


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