Saturday, September 14, 2019

Richie Kotzen - Greg Howe Project - 1997 "Richie Kotzen - Greg Howe Project"

Once again, "Project" teams up Richie Kotzen with Greg Howe for another set of crazy guitar. Recorded in a 90's kind of way, Kotzen and Howe sent their ADAT tapes same studio at the same time. A somewhat darker album than their first collaboration, "Tilt" (a notable exception - the lively "Present-Moment"), the songs on "Project" exude more creativity, while delivering the expected intensity and virtuosity. Kozten has stated, "Making these records with Greg is always a musical challenge."

Great jazz rock fusion from two masters of the guitar. Listen to Howe and Kotzen's "Tilt" album, Richie Kotzen’s “Acoustic Cuts” album and Greg Howe’s “Howe 2: High Gear” album. Buy The Aristocrat’s “Culture Clash” album featuring the unbelievable guitarist, Guthrie Govan who has an unparalleled technical ability with a mastery of almost all styles

This and Tilt I think are Greg's best work, although the new. Soundproof album is really great too. Greg and Kotzen are just fantastic on this album, one guy panned left and the other right.

Greg is like a mixture of Alan holdsworth, George Benson and Eddie all rolled into one. Kotzen is more 70's Rock/bluesy with a twist of fusion and mind boggling lines also.

If you play guitar you should own this album, the Tilt album also.

Track listing:

01     One Function    
02     Retro Show    
03     Present-Moment    
04     Trench    
05     Groove Epidemic    
06     Space    
07     Led Boots    
08     Crush    
09     Accessed    
10     Noise    

Personnel:

    Guitar, Bass Guitar, Engineer, Drum Programming, Mixed By – Greg Howe
    Guitar, Keyboards, Bass Guitar – Richie Kotzen
    Bass Guitar – Kevin Vecchione (tracks: 5, 7)
    Drums – Atma Anur (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

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