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Stuart Hamm - "Outbound"

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by 'JC', May 12, 2002.

  1. 'JC'


    Mar 14, 2000
    So who here is a fan of Stu or this album?
    What would you classify it as?
    Jazz? Fusion?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I'm a huge Stu Hamm fan, but IMO his songwriting and sound deteriorated after King's of Sleep, which is his best album.

    He sounded much, much better when he still used Kubicki's.

    Outbound is too much within the boundaries of standard fusion, and the attemps at sounding hip with those Hiphop guys fails miserably too (personal opinion of course).

    Get King's of Sleep - Stu at his peak.
  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Agree. "Kings of Sleep" was great sci-fi rock fusion.

    "Outbound" comes second. Some nice melodies, but more coventional CD101 MOR smoove-jazz in terms of genre, as JMX notes. The chops aren't as flashy as they are on "Kings."
  4. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    I quite like Outbound (worth the price just to hear those gorgeous harmonics on 'Lydian') my biggest criticism (and it applys to some 'other' bass solo albums as well) is WHY OH WHY they go to the trouble of writing/recording tracks which sound fine as they are AND THEN STICK LAMEASS 80s G***AR NODDLING ON TOP.

  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Very valid point. I've asked myself the same question countless times! I like those fusion-esque albums a lot more w/o the noodlers. Stu does have some very high points though.
  6. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    Star Spangled Banner says it all for me.....
  7. maxoges


    Aug 23, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I think "Outbound" is a more good sounding recording than "Kings of sleep".
    I really like Stu's collaboration with Frank Gambale and Steve Smith. Check out "show me what you can do" and "The light beyond". Both are smashing! I really like all the albums from stu. I've had the privilige to see him live once. What an experience!!!!
  8. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    off to recordings

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