Sunday, December 27, 2015

CD Review: Guitarist Micha Schellhaas Does A "Double Take" With Debut Album

World-renown guitar virtuoso Micha Schellhaas released his debut solo album "Double Take" back on December 2nd. His musical career began in Germany where he received a Master's degree in jazz guitar before moving to California in 2013. Fellow guitarist Carl Verheyen (Supertramp) produced the new album as Micha is joined by Dave Marotta (Manhattan Transfer) on bass, Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa) on drums and Jim Cox (Mark Knopfler) on keys.
The new nine-track instrumental album begins with the southern California blues of "Velocity" and the Texas-boogie shuffle of "Ford F-150." Micha controls the pace perfectly with his guitar riffs as he keeps the listener interested without overpowering the song's tempo. The band gets the funk flowing with a little New Orleans flavor in "Your Turn" as Micha peels off some more great guitar licks that you follow all the way down the fretboard, before getting jazzy with "False Fork." The album finishes with the acoustic/electric guitar picking of "Travel Song" and the six-minute tribute to the King with "Slow Blues for B.B." To find out more about Micha Schennhaas and his new album "Double Take," please visit michamusic.com.

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