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Ghost Canyon

Title - GoBruCcio
Artist - Bob Gorry / Pete Brunelli / Peter Riccio

For those unaware, the trio of guitarist Bob Gorry, bassist Pete Brunelli and drummer Peter Riccio create dynamic and consistently intriguing free improvisations on their brand new collective album, GoBruCcio.

The three long-time musical friends perform spontaneous interplay that takes the music in unexpected directions while offering listeners plenty of variety and surprises.

Guitarist Bob Gorry, bassist Pete Brunelli, and drummer Peter Riccio have played together through the years in many different settings but never recorded as a trio prior to GoBruCcio. They draw from their wide variety of musical experiences during five fascinating free improvisations.

Their music progresses through varied movements with one player often taking the lead, the others following and building on his ideas, and then one of the musicians shifting gears to take the group improvisation in a surprisingly different direction.

While the trio’s music is essentially free jazz, it also includes aspects of progressive rock, contemporary classical music, and the blues, all blended together in a unique fashion.

1. Safecracker (10:29)
2. Always Somewhere (8:43)
3. Magic City Madness (4:08)
4. Javelina (9:54)
5. Papillon (8:21)

The album opens on the guitar work of Gorry bringing us the 10 minute opus Safecracker, but soon enough both Brunelli and Riccio join the jam wave and we are entered unto a solid groove that sublimely unfolds and that is backed by the layered rhythms of Always Somewhere, before we are brought the sublime, at times slanted toward abstract, tempered entrepreneurship of Magic City Madness, with the album rounding out on the free form quirkiness of Javelina, closing on the highly explorative, shape shifting, yet always coherent ensemble piece Papillon.

On this quite magnificent new album of musical fluidity, the trio of Bob Gorry, Pete Brunelli and Peter Riccio on GoBruCcio prove to be greater than the sum of their parts, constructing a consistently intriguing and colorful set of unpredictable yet satisfying music.

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