Michael Coppola is one of the few new guitarists to come along with his softly experimental style of 9 string guitar playing that sets him apart from other 9 string guitar players. His solo work as heard and visualized on the song "Blue Rondo A La Turk" will certainly surprise and enchant jazz listeners with its unusual stylings and feel for jazz tempo moods.
ENTER THE HYDRA will capture jazz fans with its inventive contemporary jazz sounds, and Michael Coppola on 9 string guitar backed with Phil Bowler on acoustic bass and Paul Hannah on drums keep the enjoyment level at a high standard! "Night Train" is another top-notch performance.
Selections include "Steppin' Up," the memorable "Black Coffee" with a playing time of 13:07 minutes, "Blues On The Corner," "Caravan," "Blue Rondo A La Turk," "Very Early," the imaginative "Rubgy Park," "Night Train," "For Victor," and the intricate "Cherokee." An outstanding collection worthy of any jazz listener's time.
ENTER THE HYDRA is exceptionally good 9 string guitar performances, and Michael Coppola is definitely a master of his instrument. Very, very nice.