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Live Wires (& Stratospheerius)

a Live release
Joe Deninzon Stratospheerius

Release Year: 2004

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D-Zone Entertainment
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 11/2/2006 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 12/14/2014 6:47:00 PM by: DBSilver
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  3. Pleasurepain
  4. Heavy Shtettle
  5. Magic Fingers
  6. The Simpsons
  7. An Evening Nap in the Afternoon Sun
  8. Contusion
  9. Acid Rabbits
  10. Shock Therapy
Joe Deninzon
violins and vocals
Alex Skolnick,
Jake Ezra
Ron Baron
Lucianna Padmore

Reviewed by Marc on 02 Nov 2006

Joe Deninzon being a violinist striving in the rock/jazz genre, it is easy to make references to the works of Jean-Luc Ponty and Didier Lockwood. Like these two well known musicians, Deninzon does share the high mastery level of his instrument.

For me, when listening to Live Wires I must admit that the comparison stops there. Joe Deninzon's music is much more rock/funk influenced than either Ponty or Lockwood's and I would have to say that Zappa and even Stevie Wonder are be as good if not better references to the music I hear on Live Wire.

This is a fine recording as Joe Deninzon's music is really well suted for a live setting. Live Wires offers the listener a great performance and recording, and would be a nice complement to anyone's CD collection. If you are into Fusion with some Funk/Jazz added to the mix, Live Wires should be to your liking. Recommended.