Thursday, May 29, 2014
TOHPATI - TRIBAL DANCE
The album is called "Tribal Dance" and it features Jimmy Haslip on bass, and former Zappa and Holdsworth collaborator Chad Wackerman on drums.
"Tribal Dance" a superb album, focussing on melodic fusion guitar.
from the MoonJune website:
On Tribal Dance, there's no shortage of Tohpati's trademark breathtaking, acrobatic axe-wielding. Towering power chords, distorted spare-note lead lines, unexpected machine gun-blasting sonic assaults, chugging rhythmic grooves, and even a host of elegantly-nuanced jazz phrasings, are all in attendance -- summoned at will, and in omnipotent fashion.
His explosive fretwork often appears as the musical equivalent of a pounching cobra (or one that is coiled and ready to strike!), yet it is his intuitive, prescient interplay with this formidable world-class rhythm section that emerges victorious on this stage. A powerful synergy prevails, as Tohpati locks in with Haslip’s dubmaster basslines and the rubber-limbed, imaginative kitwork of Wackerman. The trio generate wave upon wave of infectious syncopations and robust grooves, gloriously decorating a very special session.
Out on MoonJune.
Check out the following videos. Extraordinary gutiar playing and a fascinating rhythm section !!