JANE GETTER PREMONITION
Guitarist envisions a bright future for fusion.
With On Tour, guitarist Jane Getter hits the road, recording the material from her 2015 album On live at Outreach Festival in Austria and New York’s Iridium Club. There was a dark time in the 80s and 90s when fusion lost its bite and became elevator music with added chops. This is definitely not that. Getter and her band are ferocious, unleashing the kind of intensity that defined Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra. The players include Testament’s Alex Skolnick on guitar, Adam Holzman on keys, Chad Wackerman on drums, and vocals from Chanda Rule and Living Colour’s Corey Glover. It all kicks off in Opener as Wackerman lets rips with a drum solo over Holzman’s ambient keyboards. Pressure Point is all knotty, intertwining guitar lines, and there’s a marvellous percussion spot from Mino Cinelu on Falling, which features a beautiful solo from Getter. Diversion Intro shows she can be lyrical, while Diversion starts off as a straight-ahead jazz tune before Getter cuts loose with some fiery runs. There’s real heft to the riff of Train Man and the closing Somewhere Jam sees the band trading solos with power and imagination.