'Dirty & Beautiful' by Gary Husband, finds the drummer / keyboardist joined by an enviable cast of supporting musicians including John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Robin Trower, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Jan Hammer, Mark King (Level 42), and more.
Moving from the meditative to the relentless by Husband's propulsive drumming and harmonically daring keyboard work, the album is a valuable, long-awaited showcase for one of contemporary fusion's most inventive figures. Composed of compelling new originals alongside re-imagined classics from the pens of Miles Davis, Jan Hammer, and Holdsworth, 'Dirty & Beautiful' is Husband's most ambitious and captivating solo project yet.
Husband has honed his formidable skills as a sideman with such exacting artists as McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth, Mike Stern, Robin Trower, Billy Cobham, Gary Moore, Level 42, Andy Summers, and many more. Currently, he is touring internationally with John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, and is extensively featured on the group's latest album 'To the One'. On his own, he has released a series of acclaimed albums ranging from solo piano projects to intricate full-band explorations combining jazz sophistication and rock exhilaration.
(5 stars) It's magnificent...Not so much a guest-list as an electric dream team. -- Evening Standard, (Jack Massarik), January 28, 2011