Guitarist-writer Roger Nemour written and produced instrumental compositions features an explosive blend of rock, funk, blues, and jazz-fusion. Influenced in his early career by guitarist Jimi Hendrix along with the detailed virtuoso style of Jeff Beck and long time friend Phil Brown has mastered versatility going beyond with devotion to his craft created deep auditory illusions rooted from the 1960's to current. Along with being an accomplished writer and guitarists you may have heard some of Roger Nemour’s sound engineering expertise in producing Ike Turner's 2007 Grammy winning album “Risin' With The Blues” Since the release of this album and the death of a friend and fellow musician Ike Turner, Roger Nemour undergoing an interval of contemplation now has resurfaced with renewed commitment to presenting his own instrumental compilation.
Every track on this album, every sound, and every composition of the varied instruments are solely created by Roger. Playing the guitar and bass tracks he masterfully added tracks of saxophone, piano, organ, and an assortment of other instruments playing guitar through a Roland GR-33 guitar synthesizer. The drum tracks are a compilation of time intensive developed drum machine loops and samples also meticulously created by Roger. The versatile skill needed to compose each instruments separate interjection and tone is brilliant. Earlier years displaying his talent in the massive rock 'n roll houses gracing the Hollywood scene you can still hear the intensity required for holding audiences of chaotic magnitude The album travels across a mixture of the genre's starting with the distinct driving Southern California rock sound. As you immerse into a rock and funk odyssey you are hit with 'Blue Drifter’, which oozes the essence of electric blues and further into the album is the calming late night smoky jazz sound of 'Chaz'. Not leaving you in a jazzy trance bounces you back with '2013 Blues' funky rock alertness and then escalating your spirit with magnum metal with 'Out Of Control’ and 'Last Rite'.
How he maintained personal obscurity is a mystery, however, this album shouts what I have heard repeatedly from fans and fellow musicians that Roger Nemour is the apex of gifted musicians. Listen to yourself, as you will discover each song produced is injected with passion sending your mind escaping into an exhilarated state of rock ‘n groove.
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"Hard rocking guitar jams that Hendrix would buy!"
by SofakingWut-Feb. 5,2014
"Roger Nemour has put together some hard driving tracks that make this album a must have for any true collector of Hard Rock/Blues guitar that would include Hendrix, Page, Clapton, etc."