Mike Stern – All Over The Place

June 19, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: Al Foster, Chris Potter, Dave Wevkl, esperanza spalding, Kenny Garrett, Mike Stern, randy brecker, Richard Bona

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Mike Stern has one of the most recognizable voices of any contemporary electric guitarist on the music scene. His latest, All Over The Place, has Stern as the centerpiece of a very eclectic work. The album is a nice of music of the high-energy acrobatics and sweet soulful ballads. The project also features an impressive guest list of stellar music talents in their own right, including saxophonists Kenny Garrett and Chris Potter, drummers Al Foster and Dave Weckl, bassists Richard Bona and Esperanza Spalding and trumpeter Randy Brecker. With all these talents a lot of musicians, and recordings, could get lost in the fog of variety, but Stern and producer Jim Beard masterfully make it all work beautifully.

Click here to listen to a clip of “AJ”.

Tracks: AJ, Cameroon, Out of The Blue, As Far As We Know, Blues For Al, OCD, You Never Told Me, Half Way Home, Light, Flipside, All Over The Place.

Website: MikeStern.org