Keys and Chords Review by Patrick Van de Wiele
The African-American artist Gary Fuston here already been addressed twice, first with his beautiful album ‘Unwind’ from 2004, and then with “Octave Motives’ in 2011. He lives in west Oklahoma City, EL Reno, and has been involved in music since childhood. At ten he joined the school band and played drums and percussion. During the last school years, he was introduced to the guitar when he was in the group TOC Band joined. Between 1979 and 1982 he was a member there, and got a scholarship to the University of Science and Arts to attend in Oklahoma. He joined the USAO jazz band and began to compose himself. In 2002 he launched his own radio show on the Internet, GHP Radio. His new album was released on September 26. And includes jazzy tracks with influences of R & B, soul and hip hop. Gary has composed all the songs himself, except for one cover, they arranged and produced the disc. His guitar is paramount in this cool, downtempo smooth jazz which we are used to. The title track opens the album, and the remaining tracks exude the same relaxed atmosphere. ‘Smooth Cruise’ from 2004 will get a remix by YJ, while “Come Back to Me”, a cover of Janet Jackson, the bass of Terry Tuck is next to hear the song of Nkenge. The latter produced, mixed and intentionally arranged the track also. An excellent trip to smooth, chill out jazz!