I've been a fan of Frank Gambale's guitar playing ever since I first heard him on a Guitar Player magazine cover disk in around 1984. He replaced Scott Henderson in Chick Corea's Electrik Band and did an admirable job there. For me, Frank's solo material has presented a dilema; the compositions stongly influenced by Chick Corea and Steely Dan somehow, with a few notable exceptions, never reached the mark. But always world class guitar playing. Describing Frank's guitar playing is difficult. What adjectives can you use when a player can eclipse the abilities of any other players from any other genres? Ok, there are fusion players I would consider equal, but we are talking Allan Holdsworth and Al Di Meola.
So what do we have here? Well Frank Gambale with what was Joe Satriani's band playing in a rock influenced style. The results: Absolutely outstanding. Frank has penned some very nifty tunes and garnished them with some of the most blistering playing you could ever dream of hearing.
I recommend this album to anyone who appreciates hyper-elite guitar playing, especially when it accompanies some very listenable tunes.