Gary Husband Force Majeure All-Star DVD
| CD News | 2005-04-28
The astonishing new 2-disk, 5.1 Surround DVD package by RSJ Groove - "GARY HUSBAND'S FORCE MAJEURE * LIVE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, LONDON"
... the drummer/pianist/composer's highly-acclaimed visionary all-star supergroup featuring twice grammy-winning trumpet star RANDY BRECKER, legendary Mahavishnu violinist JERRY GOODMAN, electrifying new star of trombone ELLIOT MASON, keyboard maverick JIM BEARD, prodigious bass talent MATTHEW GARRISON, captivating Armenian percussionist ARTO TUNCBOYACIYAN together with Gary himself - innovative and internationally celebrated drummer and keyboardist with Billy Cobham, Gary Moore, Level 42, Jeff Beck, John McLaughlin, Andy Summers, Allan Holdsworth and countless others - leading, playing drums, piano and conducting.
is now out!!!
Available now in the UK directly at www.rsjgroove.co.uk
The package is distributed in the UK via www.newnote.com/jazz_march.html
ALSO AVAILABLE to order in the USA at Abstract Logix -
Audiophile Imports - www.audiophileimports.com/cgi-bin/ai/cart.cgi/command=listitems&pos=0&type=search?search=gary+husband+force+majeure
THE DEFINITIVE REVIEW IS HERE ... www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=17050
THEY ARE ALSO SAYING ...
Like the 1970s bands Return to Forever and Weather Report, Husband''s outfit successfully merges European and jazz influences and emotions. It really captures the lament of a war-torn, modernist Europe . Husband, who plays acoustic piano and drums, also has to conduct and ended up scampering round the stage with an unselfconscious enthusiasm. Financial Times - 3 March 2005
Husband's sketches showed how to orchestrate for maximum impact without saxophones or guitar, but raw power was only part of the group's colourful agenda. It was absorbing music, as wild and unpredictable as the weather. Evening Standard - 1 March 2005
The Contemporary Music Network, which organised this tour, and BBC Radio 3, who commissioned the music, can also take a bow. It is one thing to hand taxpayers'' money to established stars, quite another to risk it on an artist of untapped potential. Husband has repaid that faith. The quality of his writing, and his all-stars'' inspired response to it, produced a performance that ranks among the year''s best. Evening Standard - 5 March 2004
Propelling the ensemble to flights of rhythmic and harmonic ecstasy from his drum kit, touching us with some searching chords from his beloved piano or directing events from the front of the stage, Husband was always at the very heart of the music. It was a powerful and passionate performance from one of the major forces in contemporary music today. Jazz UK - May/June 2004
With a wealth of ideas, Husband never rushes to get from point A to point B, rather, he lets the music breathe, even when its complexion is more challenging. But as much as Husband's writing is the centrepiece of the event, this is a show that''s equally about ensemble interaction and interplay. H! usband clearly wrote his pieces for these distinctive musical personalities in mind. As structured as Husband's pieces can be, there''s a sense of improvisational adventure that clearly delineates what he does as jazz, albeit a kind that''s modern, and less directly-associated with more traditional forms. All About Jazz - April 2005
The resulting explosion of musicianship was flabbergasting, and it had the crowd baying as if they were at a stadium rock show. The Guardian - March 6 2004