Alex Skolnick Trio
In early 2002, the Alex Skolnick Trio emerged as a refreshing and surprising new voice of improvisation: a former speed metal guitar virtuoso who had fallen in love with jazz, gone back to music school in New York, and hooked up with a fiery young rhythm section. Their debut recording ("Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation") marked the first time such a group had used heavy metal songs as standards, incorporating lush arrangements and sonic textures that run the gamut from soft and delicate to loud and intense. The group has received raves from Downbeat, Jazziz, Billboard, and more and performed for audiences all over the US, including many who never knew they could like jazz before. Now the mission continues with their new CD, "Transformation". Features many Skolnick originals, plus jazz arrangements of tracks by Judas Priest, Scorpions, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden and Deep Purple.
|05:10||Fear Of Flying||Instrumental|
|05:28||Both Feet In||Instrumental|
|04:27||No Fly Zone||Instrumental|
|06:00||Don't Talk To Strangers||Instrumental|
|Alex Skolnick||Guitars, Vocals, Production, Mixing, Photography|
|Nathan Peck||Double-Bass, Vocals|
|Matt Zebroski||Drums, Percussion, Vocals|
|Dave Eggar||Cello on "Transformation"|
|Charlie Hunter||8-String Guitar on "Scorch"|
|Mike Varney||Executive Production|
|Pete Morticelli||Executive Production|
|John Campos||Engineering, Mixing|
|Jen Joyce Davis||Photography|
|Recorded and mixed at Powerhouse (Astoria, NY) in 2004.
Mastered at Absolute Audio.