FACING WEST - SOLID JAZZ - tinges of fusion - Intelligent jazz - "Eclectic Earwig Reviews Music and More for You!"
HOME PAGE, prog rock, jazz fusion, jazz rock, jazz, pysch/trance, space, electronic, ambient, essentially eclectic excellence
EER-MUSIC.com HOME PAGE

GO HOME
EER-MUSIC.com
MEET THE STAFF HERE


Grab the Facing West CD here. 
Facing West, Dusk Til Dawn (51:43)
a.i.r. Records, a.i.r. 5890-0100, 1999
P.O. Box 1981
Media, PA 19063
Cyberhome: http://www.airrecords.com/fw.htm

Facing West centers around the writing team of bassist Kevin Jacoby and 
guitarist Scott Smith, and also includes drummer Tom Walling and keyboardist 
Howie Gordon. (Saxophonist Chris Farr guests on one track.) Contributing 
five tunes a piece to this effort, Jacoby and Smith craft funk-influenced 
fusion material that is quite solid, if a bit ordinary. The production is 
clean as a whistle, doing these strong players ample justice. Smithís bright 
solidbody tone seems to owe a great deal to Wayne Krantz, and Jacoby tends 
toward a support role in the ensemble, more like Marcus Miller than, say, 
Jaco Pastorius. He does pull off focused and fluid solos on "Castle" and 
"Ospralia," however. His rapid-fire bass line on "Idle Chatter" is a 
highlight (as is Gordonís keyboard solo on the same tune), and his 
composition "7 Ft. Deep" is one of the strongest tracks.

Despite its occasional repetitiveness, the group is accessible, intelligent, and well worth hearing. ~David R. Adler

GO TO PREVIOUS PAGE

GO BACK


RETURN TO:


To purchase this recording and get more info, soundclips, etc.

CLICK ON ARTIST'S NAME ABOVE

OR . . .

Please visit my BUY IT E.E.R. NOW INDEX PAGE
OR...
Please try my brand spankin' new

EER and AMAZON.com QUIK-LINKs
buyer's guide to recommended music.


OR ...
go to my LINKS page and find the vendors' section.
Happy hunting!


ALL YOUR CDS ARE BELONG TO US.
Observe how the word
wheel reverses direction
if you try and read words.
EER-MUSIC.com HOME PAGE