Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Contemporary jazz and improvised music meet on "Now", the beautiful collaboration between Gary Husband and Alex Machacek.
For the occasion, multi-instrumentalist Gary Husband sticks to the piano, while Alex Machacek switches between acoustic and electric guitars.

The Abstract Logix website mentions 'original compositions', 'borderline-telepathic interplay' and 'dazzling unison runs', and I couldn't have said it better.
"Now" is a very impressive album. It presents nine fine compositions and shows the beauty of the unusual combination of piano and guitar.

Gary Husband's piano playing was a big surprise. I'm familiar with his work as a drummer, but his piano playing is superb as well.
I have seen and heard Alex Machacek in various settings (Eddie Jobson, Terry Bozzio, UK, Marco Minnemann,...) and he keeps impressing me each and every time.

Essential listening.

Out on Abstract Logix.

To get you in the mood, here's Alex Machacek at the New Universe Music Festival.
(from the Abstrack Logix Live DVD)

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