Reviews that mention Dave Suycott
February 10, 2003
Screwgun Screwu 013
Just because many -- most? -- of the advances transmitted by jazz-rock fusion had been ground into formula by the early 1980s, doesnt means that there isnt scope for exploration with that mixture of highly amplified instruments and improvisation.
Fusion doesnt have to be what it has become -- bass guitar grandstanding, drummers using more equipment than finesse, and onanistic lead guitar indulgences -- as these two CDs set out to prove. Still its conventions are so strong that you can almost literally hear the musicians struggling to stretch the formula. Whether they prevail is open to interpretation and may depend on your history on the jazz or rock side of the fence. ....