is an Australian jazz fusion guitarist. He has released twenty albums over a period of three decades, and is renowned for his use of the sweep picking and economy picking techniques.
This collection spans almost 25 years of Gambale's
rockin' fusion work. This is a thrilling album from start to finish.
This album is full of Gambale's classics and clearly demonstrates why he
is considered one of the top guitar players in the world.
A perfect introductory album to the fiery guitar playing of Gambale.
Part of a three-album retrospective, The Best of Frank Gambale: Jazz and Rock Fusion collects a nice cross-section of guitarist Gambale's instrumental jazz and rock tracks over a 15-year period starting in the late '80s. Gambale
has always been a master technician on the fret-board, easily crossing
between smooth jazz, instrumental pop, contemporary folk and
metal-tinged rock. Here we find him delving into the harder-edged, rock
and jazz fusion side of his playing with the confidence that comes from
being a virtuoso. This is practically a primer for how to play heavy
metal guitar with an ear toward incorporating more complex jazz
harmonies and improvisational techniques. For fans of highly technical,
superbly crafted instrumental music that mixes pop and jazz sounds, Jazz and Rock Fusion will have much to offer and is a solid introduction to Gambale's work.
Best Of: Jazz and Rock Fusion contains technically demanding tracks from
The Great Explorers, Note Worker, Passages, Thinking Out Loud, and
Raison d'Etre. Such outstanding sidemen as keyboardists Tom Coster, Kei
Akagi and Brian Auger, bassist Alphonso Johnson,Ttim Landers and Stu
Hamm and drummers Jonathan Mover, Steve Smith, Dave Wecki and Billy
Cobham are represented on this fusion compilation.
I already had many of Gambale's albums before ordering this one and was
surprised and pleased that this "best of" compilation contains mostly
tracks that I didn't already have. However, be forewarned - this
collection leans more heavily toward instrumental rock than jazz fusion.
One listen to this and you will be convinced...Frank is the greatest
guitar player on the planet!!! He can do it all, jazz, blues, metal,
flamenco.........nobody cuts loose like Gambale,,,,.............electric
guitar that burns!!!!!! By
03.Leave Ozone Alone
06.The Final Frontier
11.My Little Viper