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Micha Schellhaas

Double Take

Review by Gary Hill

This album might not be progressive rock. Most of it is fusion, though. We generally land fusion in the range of prog rock, so here we are. It’s guitar based, but this isn’t a one man show by any means. It’s a cool instrumental album with great musical contributions from all involved. Micha Schellhaas wrote the songs and provides guitars. He’s joined by Chad Wackerman (drums), Dave Marotta (bass), Jim Cox (keyboards) and Carl Verheyen production and additional guitars.

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Track by Track Review

This piece is a mid-tempo melodic fusion number. It’s extremely effective and features some great guitar soloing. There are also some great changes here.

Ford F-150
Soul, blues, jazz and more are built into this killer tune. It’s not the proggiest thing here, but it does have enough fusion to qualify.
Double Take
There is some killer slide guitar built into the title track. There is a lot of blues in this beast.
Your Turn
Smoking hot fusion, this is one of my favorite pieces on the whole disc. I love the organ sounds on this, but also the guitar soloing.
False Fork
More pure old school jazz, piano plays a prominent role here. Everyone really gets to shine here.
This comes in with a lot harder rocking sound. I’d definitely consider this one prog rock as it does a great job of combining rock and jazz elements. It also is quite effective and alternating more rocking and mellower moments.
Travel Song
A mellower fusion jam, this has country, folk and rock in the mix. It’s another particularly effective piece.
Blues rock, prog and fusion all merge here.
Slow Blues For B.B.
This is very much what it says it is. That said, it’s also quite a tasty number. It definitely has a lot of jazz built into it, too.
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