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Hand Made

Mitchel Forman

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Album Review

Keyboardist Mitchel Forman's 1993 Lipstick release is essentially fusion with plenty of complicated chord changes, arrangements and individual solos. Forman, Billy Drewes (on various saxophones) and the crack rhythm section are excellent but the music (all but two of which are Forman originals) is not all that distinctive and none of the songs have memorable melodies. In fact, there is a sameness to much of the music which, although well executed, puts more of an emphasis on technical flash than heart. This is an easier date to respect than to love.

Biography

Born: 24 January 1956 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Mitchel Forman has had a continually surprising career. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music (1978), he recorded three solo acoustic piano albums for the Japanese New Wave and Soul Note labels and worked with Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Carla Bley, and Mel Tormé. However, he made his strongest impression on electric keyboards, playing with the re-formed Mahavishnu Orchestra, Wayne Shorter, and recording for Magenta (1985) and Novus (1991). Forman surprised many by performing a very...
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Hand Made, Mitchel Forman
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Fusion
  • Released: 30 September 1992

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