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Radio Free Albemuth
Stuart Hamm
Radio Free Albemuth
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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All Artists: Stuart Hamm
Title: Radio Free Albemuth
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal Int'l
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 088561820923, 088561820916, 088561820947

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STUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!
Jeff Arenson | Colorado Springs, CO United States | 02/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Radio Free Albumeth is Stuart Hamm's most diverse and best CD. The follow up,Kings of Sleep, is also excellent but not nearly as diverse. The title track is an example of Stu playing Jazz/Rock Fusion and is even made better by Alan Holdsworth contributing an amazing solo. "Dr. Gradus Ad Parnasum" is a great reading of Debussy and is imitated verbatim by the bassist. "Moonlight Sonata" is another excellent reading of a classical piece and Stu captures the mood of the movement very well. Both are examples of the artist not allowing technique to overpower the tune but use it to capture the essence of the tune. "Sexually Active" is a tour de force for Stu. Slap and Tap abound in this piece and Stu even imitates sweep picking by sweeping with his thumb. The technique is mind numbing but,once again, the groove is never lost. Joe Satriani contibutes a funky solo of his own in this song."Simple Dreams" is a short song and Stu restrains from the pyrotechnics to show that he can play without overabundance. "Flow My Tears" is a borderline new age song but technique is abound in it. New-age influenced music has never sounded better and Satch adds another perfect solo to this piece."Country Music/Night in Hell" is another Stu tour de force. Many will recognize part of it since he plays a brief version of it live at Satriani concerts. Once again, Stu pulls out all of the stops. This Cd is essential for any bassist. Stu combines technique with good composition to give bassists plenty to work on in both categories.This is the stuff that Bassists dream of and any musician will appreciate."
A great album for you if you're a bassist
Jeff Arenson | 06/11/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Stu Hamm - one of the most inventing bassists out there and his first album shows us the full diversity of his techniques and composing skills. If you play bass yourself you'll find a lot of challenging parts here!"
Prety Darn Amazing
Andrew Spear | New Zealand | 02/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am a big fan of Joe Satriani and loved what Stu did on his Live in San Francisco DVD (not just the solo, the entire performance) so I thought I had to give this album a shot.Going from some of Jo's newest stuff to this 1980's solo album was a big jump but all up I was quite blown away. I have heard Stu do a lot of amazing tap work but both his tapping and slapping on 'Sexually Active' and the entire album is just incredible - highly inspiring.I admit that I don't have many bass solo albums but I was truly inspired with what Stu does on this one. Highly recomended for bassists. Would be good to see how he does it all actually, can't wait for a Stu Hamm DVD!PS - it was interesting to see that the bass solo on the Joe Satriani Live in San Francisco album was mostly based around 'Moonlight Sonata' and 'Country Music' off this album!"