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Climbing Somewhere by Paul Stranahan

Paul Stranahan's fusion band has everything that the aficionados of this type of music could possibly want.

From the delicate to the bold, Staranahan has composed 11 tunes that epitomize the fusion movement with a nod to the edginess that seems to permeate his music.

The musicians on this disc complement each other with deference to the messages inherent in Stranahan's songs. They do not rush headlong into individual statements, but rather adhere to the feel that the piece engenders.

The drums do not try to overpower the ensemble, they tend to soothe rather than bombast and that is the gist of the percussionist's role and Stranahan achieves this with soulful discretion.

One could say that this recording is fusion rather than con-fusion and certainly will be a welcome addition to the collection of the heartiest of fusion-o-philes.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Paul Stranahan
  • CD Title: Climbing Somewhere
  • Genre: Fusion
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Record Label: Stranahan Productions
  • Tracks: Climbing Somewhere, Neptune, Closing Time, Fifty Four, Mellow Tune, Get Off The Sofa!!!, 5/8 Tune, Hot And Humid, Corinne, Charlie, Fungus At 5:00 / Dont Fall Down'
  • Musicians: Bob Fraser, Mike Barna, Chris Bober (guitars, various tracks), Aidan Plank (acoustic bass), Jeff Scott, Wilbur Krebs (electric bass), Paul Stranahan (d)
  • Rating: Four Stars
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