Carl Verheyen

Mus­tang Run

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Crank­tone En­ter­tain­ment

It’s been over four years since we had a stu­dio al­bum from Verheyen and it’s a step away from his usual band for­mat. With so much stu­dio work be­hind him Carl has played with some great rhythm sec­tions over the years and here he’s brought var­i­ous com­bi­na­tions of play­ers to­gether to make what he terms “a pro­gres­sive in­stru­men­tal al­bum” and that’s as good a de­scrip­tion as any. Th­ese 11 tracks take us down many twisted mu­si­cal paths from the blues, jazz, funk and out-and-out prog and it’s a sheer joy from start to fin­ish. What’s more it neatly avoids the rut that most purely in­stru­men­tal gui­tar al­bums tend to sink into due to the lack of tonal tex­tures. This is so well stuffed with play­ing vari­a­tions it’s almost obese. The mu­si­cians guest list is too nu­mer­ous to go into here but rest as­sured we’d all like to have th­ese guys on our mail­ing list. If you want to step away from the beaten path for almost 50 min­utes then we sug­gest you lis­ten to the Mus­tang Run.

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