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Showing posts with label Horizon Music Group. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Horizon Music Group. Show all posts

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Horizon Music Group artist: Bart Bryant - Backstage II - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Backstage II, from Bart Bryant, and it's a solid blues rocker with plenty of energy. Opening with Robin Trower's, Day Of The Eagle, Bart Bryant leads the way on vocal and guitar. The original arrangement is pumped up with horn work by Bill Holloman and the bottom it held rock steady by Alex Giosa on drums and Robert Liptrot on drums. Nice opener. Willie Dixon's I Can't Quit You Baby really has a nice feel. Floyd Domino on piano sets the mood under Bryant's rich vocals and Otis Rush like guitar riffs. Bryant pulls out great references with double stops and Buchananesque bends Scott Spray on bass and Tyger MacNeal hold down the bottom. Slow blues, Past The Pain, features some real nice harmonica work really coaxing the blues out in Bryant's vocals. Breaking into 3 time, Giosa adds another dimension and Floyd Domino on piano and Holloman on horns adds to the richness. R&B flavored You Make Me Move features Bryant's vocals nicely and the addition of Robert Cray style riffs gives the track real soul. Wrapping the release is Motown Groove adding Simone Young-Brown. With Domino on organ, Spray on bass, Livin Pop on drums and Holloman on horns, this is a hi stepper to close the release. 

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