Tomchess & The Lovedogs-In The Beautiful Future (2-DISC-SET)
"...Tomchess is obviously a virtuouso on the oud.."-Bruce gallanter, DMG, NYC
"...a buoyant frontline attack, accelerated by sinuous time signatures via linearly designed unison phrasings....Here, the power of music offers a boost to one’s spiritual health, which is an insinuating notion that parallels the highly entertaining groove-focused aspects of this largely euphoric encounter."
"...one senses that this will not be an ordinary musical journey....it feels as if you're witnessing the kind of genius often celebrated in the works of John Williams, John McLaughlin, or Ali Akbar Khan. You feel proud to be alive, fortunate to hear something as beautiful as this..it may suggest that as musicians (a/k/a "the dreamers of the dream"), they are the ones who may find a way to bring peace on a hateful planet. "
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Reviewer: charles blass, wkcr/ lovolution production
hearing is believing. these cats & dogs are the real deal, the total package, the luckiest charms... pick up on it, bring them to your town yeah tomchess & the lovedogs !!! seriously: exquisite, introspective and exuberant, masterful and humble, funky & abstract, global and galactic ........... et f'n cetera
'In the Beautiful Future' is a milestome in the development and career of a brilliant musician. Coming from a long and varied past of forays into a variety of different musical genres and disciplines, Tom has found his own voice and synthesized all the musical elements into a whole greater than the sum of its parts. All of the other musicians on this CD offer brilliant performances. The thing I like most about this CD is that the music is sincere. It is more than mere technical mastery of "world" music styles. Tom demonstrates an understanding and empathy with the roots, without sacrificing his own identity.
author: Frankie DiDonato
A Beautiful interpretation of exactly what music is: genuine and honest and seeking to connect with all things. Like the universe itself, There exists in this music a paradox of Peace and Urgency. Match that with the instruments and Timbre's Mr. Chess plays and it is a profound sound poem for today.