…..When Metal Mike Varney is paying attention to a jazz guitarist, it pays to pay attention. Johnson is one of those cats you’ve heard without knowing it since he’s played with everyone from Jack McDuff to Lauryn Hill and has his own signature line of guitars with Hagstrum.
A smart fusion picker that knows what it takes to get your attention and keep it, this is a tasty fusion work out that would make the leaders of the genre proud. There’s more here than just a chops on parade date.
This will be welcomed by anyone looking for something new and meaty. Hot stuff.
MIDWEST RECORD CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher, ©2008 Midwest Record