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5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
Rolajafufu

Dancing in the kitchen :rolajafufu

Rolajafufu is a unique collection of tracks that defies typical pigeon-holing. It's Jazz. It's fusion. At the same time,it is so much more. It is a work that hearkens back to a time when every song on a cd could hold its own and had elements that made it great. Sort of like a Led Zeppelin album. Dean has a unique way of blending sophisticated electric jazz with an almost heavy metal driving guitar, peppered with a spicy Latin rhythm. It is an irresistible combination that has me dancing in the kitchen.

StanfordJazzman

Expansive!!!

Covers all of Dean's genres and sounds like his live shows-kinetic and aurally pleasing. What else could you ask for from one of the most underrated guitar players. His supporting cast is awesome too.

OhNoYouSayButYes!!

Outstanding piece of work...

Everyone has a few core recordings in their collection and this new release should definitely be one of them. Guitarist Dean Brown consistently captures and executes his musical visions into truly great recordings fueled by the most accomplished musicians walking the planet today. I deeply enjoyed this work never suspecting that it would wildly surpass his previous landmark CD entitled “Here”. Don’t have that one? Get it also…

When my copy arrived I already had a level of expectation that I knew would be met, let alone exceeded, given his string of past recordings. The cover art is absolutely sensational in its own right and a marvelous indication of the 12 gems found inside. His wife (and associate producer) did this…a respected visual artist herself with her own amazing catalog of works. Makes me wish for a return to LP-sized posters to appreciate this spectacular artwork on a larger scale.

So once again here is an example of a complete musical project that hammers home the importance of a cohesive album concept. Unlike many other projects that I’ve heard that make you feel as though your flight just got canceled…. or like you got ejected off a runaway train, and at the wrong stop…Rolajafufu is a highly energetic aural journey from the very first cut to the last packed with a wealth of language for both the casual listener and the elite musician alike. I also appreciate Dean Brown’s ability to reference his many musical and personal influences into his works that contributed to forming his own signature sound, in this instance covering Billy Joel, McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane. It’s just really good stuff played by great musicians! Plenty of room on the shelf for this calibre of music. In constant rotation...

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