Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Recording Review: Bob Wolfman - "Transition"

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Recording Review: Bob Wolfman - "Transition"

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Bob Wolfman

Transition

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Bob Wolfman, Larry Coryell (g) Ferd Argenti (p) Victor Bailey, Michael Bean (b) Peter Koeplin (d)

Listen/Transition/Trees/Guess Who I Saw Today/Seeds/Direns/Born Under A Bad Sign/Penultimate/Bailey's Bounce. TT 48:00

Guitarist Bob Wolfman is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music and performs regularly in the Boston area doing a combination of blues and fusion-inspired Jazz of the sort wellpresented on this 2012 disc. This recording was produced by Wolfman's mentor, Larry Coryell and features the elder guitarist on several numbers.

Truthfully, I'm not sure who is playing guitar at any given time - the notes (by Coryell's son Murali) are not very helpful in unraveling the mystery and in fact contribute to it by suggesting that is difficult to tell them apart. My suspicion is that the more rock-oriented style (making ample use of distortion) is Wolfman - featured on "Seeds," "Transition" and the second solo on "Bailey's Bounce" - while the smoother style of Coryell is heard on "Listen," "Sirens" and "Penultimate. …

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