Chromaticity

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All Music Guide - Glenn Astarita
Fusion/progressive rock guitar hero Tony MacAlpine brings his classical training to the forefront during his piano recital of Chopin's "Etude Nr. 8 Op, 10." However, the first nine pieces bear little or no resemblance to Chopin, via the guitarist's high-flying approach to rock, although he does incorporate a few classical-like maneuvers into his kinetic repertoire. Simply put, MacAlpine possesses enormous chops! Here, the leader utilizes the laudable talents of all-world drummer Steve Smith and bassist Barry Sparks for a set brimming with tricky time changes and pulsating rhythms amid all of the fireworks and good-natured fun. MacAlpine's turbo mode methodology, along ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Glenn Astarita
Fusion/progressive rock guitar hero Tony MacAlpine brings his classical training to the forefront during his piano recital of Chopin's "Etude Nr. 8 Op, 10." However, the first nine pieces bear little or no resemblance to Chopin, via the guitarist's high-flying approach to rock, although he does incorporate a few classical-like maneuvers into his kinetic repertoire. Simply put, MacAlpine possesses enormous chops! Here, the leader utilizes the laudable talents of all-world drummer Steve Smith and bassist Barry Sparks for a set brimming with tricky time changes and pulsating rhythms amid all of the fireworks and good-natured fun. MacAlpine's turbo mode methodology, along with Smith's double bass drum techniques and polyrhythmic fills, should generate more than enough excitement for the average rock fan. Yet, this 2001 release is perhaps less fusion-based then the artist's recent work with the trio known as CAB, featuring drummer Dennis Chambers and bassist Bunny Brunel. Nonetheless, these intricately devised and altogether supercharged works provide the willing listener with a comprehensive panorama of MacAlpine's distinctly fabricated craft.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2001
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • UPC: 026245114821
  • Catalog Number: 1148
  • Sales rank: 116,513

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Christmas Island (5:43)
  2. 2 Chromaticity (5:35)
  3. 3 City Beneath the Sea (6:14)
  4. 4 Digitalis Destructi (4:39)
  5. 5 Isis (5:21)
  6. 6 Prince of Light (4:36)
  7. 7 Still Valley (5:05)
  8. 8 Avenger (5:08)
  9. 9 Eye of the Soul (6:08)
  10. 10 Etude Nr. 8 Op. 10 (2:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony MacAlpine Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Steve Smith Drums
Barry Sparks Bass
Technical Credits
Steve Smith Producer
Robert Biles Engineer
Frédéric Chopin Composer
Tony MacAlpine Producer
Bernard Torelli Mastering
Dave Stephens Graphic Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Melodic Music

    For years I thought that Vinnie Moore was the only virtuoso capable of writing music that the non-musician could appreciate. MacAlpine just joined that short list with Chromaticity. Musicians will still find the great chops that MacAlpine, Sparks and Smith are known for. Contrary to popular believe, you don't have to comprimise a great tune for the sake of blazing technique. There really isn't a clunker on this one. It rocks more so than CAB does. The tunes soar. A winner for sure!

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