Artist/ Band: John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
Title: An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
Label: Flavored Nations
Year of Release: 2004
official Flavored Nations website
(click on the link above, for ALL band information on this and the band's other cds)
In this cd, both John & Jordan show that they have a musical chemistry more evident than in Dream Theater. To me Jordan needs to be more in the forefront of Dream Theater’s music but that’s another story. Back to this cd, according to the website, when Steve Vai recently heard the album for the first time, he knew within seconds he wanted his Favored Nations label to properly release it. So where or not you’re a Dream Theater or LTE fan, give this CD a chance and it will change your mind about the musicianship John & Jordan have applied here. Also you’ll hear how well John plays without all that “noise” and how well both he and Jordan compliment each other. I hope there’s more of this in the works because it’s one of the most enjoyable and exciting side projects (aside from Frameshift) of Dream Theater to date..
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on May 23rd, 2004
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