Gui­tarist en­vi­sions a bright fu­ture for fu­sion.

Prog - - The Musical Box - DW

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.

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