Steve Morse Band
The Steve Morse Band's 2002 release, "Split Decision", features numerous instrumental hues that highlight the band's ability - not to mention Morse's compositional skill - at fusing and performing several genres in a virtuoso fashion. Together with his steadfast collaborators bassist Dave LaRue and drummer Van Romaine, the trio continues to amplify the interactive musical capabilities of the rock power trio. In its dexterous hands (and limbs), traversing through a dozen new songs, this triadic juggernaut thoroughly explores counterpoint and interplay. Steve Morse just continues to explore and discover, reach and attain. From the opener, "Heightened Awareness", one is taken with the alluring yet complex counterpoint between Steve's award-winning guitar playing and LaRue's bass guitar. Shades of the Dixie Dregs, Steve's first quintet, can certainly be discerned. The following tune, "Busybodies" serves well as a template for rock written by J.S. Bach. Resolute in its overall mastery, The Steve Morse Band continues to redefine the "rock power trio" for the 21-century. Suffice it to say: decide to be amazed.
|04:22||Great Mountain Spirits||Instrumental|
|05:37||Gentle Flower, Hidden Beast||Instrumental|
|Steve Morse||Guitars, Production|
|Brian Moritz||Engineering Assistance|
|Recorded at M.O.R. Studio.
Mastered at Absolute Audio, Inc., New York, NY.
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