This is Lenz’s superb, guitar-driven release that set the scene for his equally exceptional follow-up; Lost and Found. I really enjoyed Lenz’s riffing and strong song-writing on every cut. His studies with the famous Mike "Sterno” Stern show through everywhere. Imitation? No. Lenz just has that same fired-up passion for jazz and fusion rockin’ things out too. The slower, quieter movements, the lightning-swift runs, and the overdriven wailings of explosive legatos and string bends all flow together as one thought. Lenz has mastered his instrument and his confidence overflows everywhere. Fans of Stern’s releases with great sax/axe unison lines and interplay will also surely get off on Lenz’s jams. His fine jazz tastefulness and fusion rock drive is perfectly balanced. I’d give this CD a “two thumbs up” and a “golden pick” rating. High recommendations. Trust me, Lenz has got the right stuff.
The first jazz record I bought was a Verve compilation of 10 LPs! I saved for more than six months and gave it to myself as a
Christmas present. I was about 18 years old. Since then, my love for jazz has taken me to program the only jazz radio station in
Mexico City, Horizonte 107.9 FM.