Live At The Baked Potato spotlights the incredibly fiery guitar work of Keith Howland and the crashing drums of Tris Imboden, both current members of the legendary band Chicago. This music was recorded live on November 3rd, 2003 at the famous North Hollywood club, and finds the group ripping through a 72 minute plus set of their instrumental crowd pleasers, including "Philly Blue", "Theme From A Love Dream", "Cement Mixer" and "Don't Wake The Baby", just to name a few. Bassist Lance Morrison and keyboard player Steve Weingart don't disappoint either, to say the least. Live At The Baked Potato is guitar-powered fusion at its finest, as Howland repeatedly lays out fusion/rock flight after flight, punctuated with high-energy rock freakout where appropriate. An essential addition to your collection of Keith Howland discs, and a great introduction to his music if you're just discovering the man for the first time.
Keith Howland started like most kids with the Mel Bay books and a rented acoustic guitar when he was about seven years old. He had private lessons on and off all of his life but he is basically self-taught. Keith auditioned with the band Chicago in 1995 and got the gig over a roster of impressive candidates. Tris Imboden's consummate, innovative talents have established him as an eminent drummer whose unique style has garnered him a well-deserved ranking as a world-class drummer. Both communicative and emotive, Tris finds himself at home with a myriad of styles that spans generations and cultural borders. Whether it's rock, jazz, Latin, funk or blues, he imprints his own signature style while entertaining audiences around the world. Tris and Keith decided to pair up for their first solo fusion projects, and the results speak for themselves.
The pair keeps busy with annual Chicago tours, and was lucky enough to do some live gigs around the Los Angeles area in order to record the live CD.
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