Aaron Comess: Blues For Use
Amid recording with the likes Joan Osborne, Edie Brickell and Charlie Sexton, as well as his own groups, New York Electric Piano and Spin Doctors, drummer/multi-instrumentalist Aaron Comess has released his latest solo effort. Along with guitarist Teddy Kumpel and bassist Richard Hammond, Comess delivers 12 short-but-sweet instrumentals, ranging from ethereal jams to plucky twang to psychedelic hard rock. Together, they manage to convey a plethora of moods and emotions without any words. “Hard Ball” teases playfully back and forth between fierce rock rhythms and a slow, melodic lullaby. Aptly titled “Sunrise” washes over gently with Kumpel’s dreamy guitar effects, followed in stark contrast by the heavy, Deep Purple-ish “Gorilla.” These well-layered compositions provide a sumptuous auditory feast for serious music fans.