Artist/ Band: Sean Malone
Title: Cortlandt
Label: Free Electric Sound
Year of Release: 2008
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The Review:

Sean Malone had his 1996 solo album, Cortlandt, which was recently re-released by Free Electric Sound. It features some really great instrumental music within the progressive and jazz rock genres. Sean plays both on the Bass and Stick and is joined by guitarist Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie's Tin Machine) and Warr guitarist Trey Gunn (King Crimson) on a couple of tracks. Musically itís all over the map with his interpretations of jazz and even classical music such as the John Coltrane classic, "Giant Steps", Pat Metheny's "Unquity Road", and an adaptation of J.S. Bach's 15-three part inventions, "Sinfonia".

This was the pit stop musically between Seanís metal based work in Cynic to his fusion based in Gordian Knot. From start to finish this is a winner for all fusion fans and showcases Sean Maloneís true talent. I believe when more people hear Cortlandt, they will agree! This is a very recommended re-issue release!

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on May 11th, 2008


1. Controversy
2. Splinter
3. Fischer's Gambit
4. Hand Full of Earth
5. Sinfonia
6. Giant Steps
7. At Taliesin
8. Big Sky Wanting
9. The Big Idea
10. Unquity Road (bonus track)

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