by Dave WecklDave Weckl


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What was true of Master Plan is also true of Dave Weckl's third album as a leader of Hard-Wired -- it isn't the fusion masterpiece Weckl is capable of delivering, but it certainly isn't bad either. This time, the drummer's guests include keyboardist Jay Oliver and bassist Anthony Jackson as well as bassist John Patitucci, who like Weckl, was no longer a member of Chick Corea's Akoustic and Elektric Bands and was making his own albums a priority. The album's main emphasis is fusion that is fairly accessible, yet substantial and improvisatory. Tunes like the Asian-influenced title song and the groove-oriented "Crazy Horse" weren't recorded with hard bop's hard-liners in mind, but at the same time, they don't pander to NAC radio. As enjoyable as this album is, it isn't essential. One sensed that Weckl's best work as a leader was yet to come.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/1994
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105976022
catalogNumber: 9760
Rank: 43622

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Weckl   Primary Artist,Percussion,Drums,Loops
John Patitucci   Bass,Bass Guitar,Fretless Bass Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Scott Alspach   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
James Genus   Bass,Bass Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jay Oliver   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Steve Tavaglione   Harmonica,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,EWI

Technical Credits

John Patitucci   Contributor
Scott Alspach   Contributor
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
James Genus   Contributor
Anthony Jackson   Contributor
Jay Oliver   Composer,Programming,Engineer,Contributor
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Steve Tavaglione   Contributor
Dave Weckl   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Percussion Programming
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Laurie Goldman   Graphic Design
Freddie Paloma   Graphic Design
Alba Acevedo   Graphic Design
Jay Beal   Composer

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