born guitarist Buddy Fambro is influenced by Wes Montgomery, Pat
Metheny, Larry Carlton and the like. A Berklee College of Music
graduate he is performing, composing, arranging and collaborating in
the Chicago music scene.
Among the smooth jazz musicians Buddy performed with are Nick
Colionne, Marion Meadows, Gerald Albright or Ramsey Lewis and Urban
Knights. He already released the albums Higher Consciousness
(2004), and Duo with Jade Maze (2004). His newest project is
Purpose (2012), which is available at CDBaby.
With the exception of two covers Buddy composed all songs. He got some
help by Mike Logan, Tim Gant, Chuck Webb, Kahari Parker, Ron Haynes,
Craig Sunken, Harley Figueroa, Marqueal Jordan, Chris Miskel and many
more. Buddy himself plays guitars and synthesizers on this album.
It is one of our favorite habits, jointly holding a Barbeque. Barbeque Shuffle
is the anthem for this outside enjoyment. The full bodied Mostly
Inn has a awesome Latin stream. Steve Eisen's wizardry on flute and
Mike Logan's piano performance are great ornaments for Buddy's guitar
Hector's Walk has a magical tune that takes one immediately
captured. Buddy knows the secrets of enchanting sounds. Sugar On
Her Grits has a strong contemporary jazz note. Buddy uses the song
as a platform for some improvisation.
Buddy delivers a comfortable rendition of Al Greene's Let's Stay
Together. I especially love Eisen's flute arrangement. What can
effect a good rhythm, you will like to hear on One Flew.
Inspired guitar loops on a great flow. Carmel is Buddy's
tribute to Joe Sample, one of his favorite composers and musicians.
John Erickson's electric piano performance is outstanding. Fambro
wrote a fantastic piece for his idol.
High 5 is featuring Jade Maze. This eclectic project adds a
female component to Pat Metheny's style. Song For Lee is grown
by an earlier work, that Buddy reinvented. Could that be a song for
Lee Ritenour? Great harmony between Buddy's guitar and Steve's flute.
U Way 2 Cool showcases Buddy's huge affinity for contemporary
Buddy has used a lot of enthusiasm for the creation of his album Purpose. Careful arrangements, passionate playing, exquisite
melodies reflect the current state of his musical development.