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Title - 'Episode 6'
Artist - Gerald Gradwohl Group

For those not in the know, working at the highest international level of quality has always been a fundamental characteristic of the Gerald Gradwohl Group, for the man himself has collaborated with Bob Berg, Gary Willis, Kirk Covington, Adam Nitti amongst others.

Rooted in the quartet’s own unique approach to instrumental fusion, their brand new, and just-released sixth album Episode 6 is a celebration of improvisation set within an exciting and colorful, sonic landscape of imposing compositions.

As we have come to know from guitarist and composer Gerald Gradwohl, he continues to work with musicians who, aside from their extraordinary instrumental skills, also bring maturity and creative drive into both concert and recording situations.

Ergo, Episode 6 is no exception.

Gradwohl’s sophisticated and stylistically diverse instrumental compositions conceptualize exciting musical interactions, and his approach not only continues to keep live recordings fresh and challenging but also fosters the intuition and spontaneity of the musicians, all consolidating the band’s highly dynamic sound.

Which all goes to prove that Gerald Gradwohl and his band mates - Thomas Kugi (sax), Jojo lackner (bass) and Harald Tanschek (drums) - have once again shown themselves to be an exceptional ensemble, unifying dynamic and intimate musicality with artistic intuition and emotional depth.

1. 'Viking' (0:59)
2. 'Let's Talk' (4:38)
3. 'K-Log' (7:54)
4. 'Longing For Home' (7:06)
5. 'The Essence Of Time' (7:15)
6. 'Jabo' (7:33)
7. 'What's On Your Mind?' (7:10)
8. 'Positive Grid' (7:27)

Opening with the Led Zeppelin-esque sixty second 'Viking,' they immediately bounce into the Jeff Healey-styled funk of 'Let's Talk' which they back up sweetly with the down low, sax-imbibed 'K-Log' and then we get the lushly slow, serenely paced 'Longing For Home.'

Up next is the simply beautiful, subtly-imbued Mediterranean guitar and sax work of 'The Essence Of Time' which in turn is backed by the gently frenetic, yet always controlled bass and trumpet work found on 'Jabo,' with the album rounding out on the blues guitar rock of 'What's On Your Mind?', closing on the atmospheric ambiance of the laid back, and highly contemplative 'Positive Grid.'

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