“Let’s Do It”
Although a relatively brief encounter (31 minutes), there is plenty within these 6 tracks to chew on. This is a real power trio with both drummer Dave Dicenso and guitarist Tim Theriault just blazing all of the way through (these guys are really phenominal and should be checked out!). Rob displays both groove and and mastery of his instrument.
The 6 tracks contain 6 covers (Billy Cobham, ELP, Jan Hammer) sure to please fans of the original fusion masters and these three do them justice in every respect. Great playing and full of vibe.
Gourlay offers 2 original pieces which display his sensitivity and exploratory approach to the instrument. Rob Gourlay’s voice is unique, his technique is masterful and the project overall has much to offer.
(Side note: if you want to see something awe-inspiring, search for Rob Gourlay, Got a Match on youtube! Not only does he play Chick’s intro and the melody but he also plays the entire keyboard solo at a Berklee clinic! That video is responsible for my own learning of the tune and bugging all of my musician friends to learn it, too. Amazing stuff!)