Thunder from Down Under is the third studio album by guitarist Frank Gambale, released in 1990 through Victor Entertainment and reissued on 24 April 2001 through Samson Records.
Frank Gambale was still a vital part of Chick Corea's Elektric Band when he recorded The Great Explorers, a hard-hitting, aggressive effort that generally has more in common with the instrumental rock of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani than the more complex jazz-fusion he embraced with Corea and Steve Smith's Vital Information.
This video features his trio Natural High Live with Otmaro Ruiz and Alain Caron. After blowing through 7 performances with his band Frank sits down for a candid one-on-one session about jazz improvisation. Using the changes to All the Things You Are as a foundation Frank teaches a series of ideas for improvising over classic ii-V progressions using 3rds and 7ths chord extensions Phrygian super Locrian and diminished ideas. Franks incorporates rhythmic and melodic motifs and much much more.
MVP stands for the Mark Varney Project. He has been a longtime recruiter of guitar speed demons such as Yngwie Malmsteen and Tony Macalpine. Here he brings together accomplished and established players. It is a very intense fusion recording that can be an intimidating listen both in terms of technique and the consistent intensity maintained throughout…
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