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Improvision

Alex MachacekAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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listen  1. There's a New Sheriff in TownAlex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 6:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Along Came a SpiderAlex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. ShonaAlex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 6:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Gem 1Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 5:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Gem 2Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. To Whom it May ConcernAlex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Yoga for Cats Part 1Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Yoga for Cats Part 2Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Very SadAlex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 8:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Matt's RiffAlex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Put Me Back to SleepAlex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Matthew Garrison 5:59$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 18, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Abstract Logix
  • ASIN: B000U716EM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,770 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This formidable power trio of guitarist Alex Machacek, 5-string electric bassist Matthew Garrison and drummer Jeff Sipe is impossibly intense, dripping with staggering virtuosity and fertile ideas and seething with the kind of raucous improvisational abandon that we haven't seen since the heyday of Tribal Tech. The opening track of their new album says it all: There's A New Sheriff In Town. Machacek's mind-boggling technique is an obvious place to begin in singing the praises of this exciting new triumvirate. There is also a remarkable depth to the writing here, which comes across on harmonically sophisticated pieces like the atmospheric ballad Very Sad, the compelling Shona, the gentle, darkly alluring To Whom It May Concern and the gorgeous Put Me Back To Sleep.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Fortunately, I'm able to obtain pre-release promo material from many sources and having heard this Cd before it's release date is a special treat for me.

In short - there hasn't been anything in fusion like this cd in many, many years. The sheer number of great things about this record would make any review far too long to read. Simply put - you have to own this cd if you are a fan of fusion, jazz, rock, improvised rock, jam bands, prog rock or any other highly creative music.

The production quality (having been engineered by Scott Kinsey, formerly with Tribal Tech), and post production by Alex Machacek, is absolutely superb. The quality of the compositions allow these elite players complete freedom to expand the boundaries of improvised music in a very accessable way.

This is NOT your average power trio. Jeff Sipe on drums comes from a background that includes several jam bands and the famous Hellborg, Lane, & Sipe collaborations. Mathew Garrison on bass (son of Jimmy Garrison, the bass player with John Coltrane), might be described as one of the world's most gifted bass players and should be included in that very small group of what people usually call 'the best there is'. Anyone that heard the John McLaughlin Heart of Things band will attest to his incredible talent. Alex Machacek on guitar is nothing short of spectacular from start to finish. Unlike his own releases, Alex shows himself to be the complete package here, and his playing will blow you away.

With the current state of affairs in fusion these days, be prepared for some serious activity to start brewing as a direct result of this Cd. It sets a new standard and takes us light years beyond what we've grown accustomed to in jazz, jazz rock, and fusion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.. May 5, 2009
By Ercü
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is one of the best trio jazz guitar album I've even listened. Unique sounds, great compositions and very well integrity. On the other hand, I think that Alex M. is one of the best guitar player of the new generation. / Ercu Gl.-Turkey
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Improving on Fusion July 3, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Amazing. "A long came a spider" is just simply amazing ALex solo is unreal. I like this Alex better than on (Sic). Jeff Sipe on the first track reminds me of how he used to play when he was flying like an eagle with shawn lane. Matthew Garrison is one of my favorite bassist and he is in fine form here. This is one of the great fusion albums of the year, can't wait for their dvd. A great fusion trio!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The More I Listen, the More I Love It March 20, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is true improvization of the highest order. The performence is outstanding, as is the sound quality of the recording. This is exploratory fusion at its best.
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