BLUES SARACENO: METAL’S ANSWER TO KENNY G.
Does anyone remember Blues Saraceno? He was part of that whole early-90s Joe Satriani/Steve Vai-wannabe boom (See: everyone who has ever been signed to Shrapnel Records, ever.). He released some instrumental solo albums on Guitar Player Records – yes, Guitar Player magazine had a label – and then joined Poison as a second replacement for C.C. DeVille. But the album he made with the Grand Slam Kings of Glam, Crack a Smile, didn’t even get an official release until after he’d already been kicked out of the band. And then he seemed to pretty drop off the face of the planet.
Anyways, watching this incredibly high budget for Saraceno’s “Rabbit Soup,” I was reminded how much the dude looked like a certain “elevator jazz”* musician. His tone is kinda cool but gets real old real fast. As for the rest of his playing, well…
*John Scofield’s words, not mine.