Brian Melvin – Drums & Tabla
Dave Kikoski - Piano & Synth.
Larry Grenadier & Boris Koslov –
John Schofield – Guitar (tracks 2 &
Mike Brecker – Saxophone (track 6)
Mike Stern – Guitar (track 7 &10)
Randy Brecker – Trumpet (track 3)
On first hearing this
record, I didn’t like it and so I left
it for a couple of weeks to see if my
mood was affecting my appreciation of
the music. I am writing this after my
second hearing and I still don’t like
Track 3 with Randy Brecker
is nice, but the Piano and Drums are far
too loud and spoil my enjoyment of some
fine trumpet playing. Mike Brecker is
on track 6, he is a tremendous saxophone
player, but he gets similar treatment.
Mike Stern is a bit more
fortunate he gets a better tune and he
can also turn his wick up to compete with
the other electronics.
For me the last track
is the best and not because it’s the last
track, here these excellent musicians
show just how well they can play without
The Beatles music is
rarely played on the jazz scene, because
it is not really suited to the jazz performance.
The guys were not into jazz and those
who are still alive are still not interested.
Similarly an Andrew Lloyd Webber Jazz
album would not be a very exciting prospect