Guy Daniels Review
My favorite selections were "Stopover" and "The Twelve". For sheer fretboard frenzied fun, I also liked "Street Licks". Enjoyable also was the
clean toned solo of "For Some Friends" and the beautiful melodic duet lines of "The last Horizon".
Overall, Jean-Marc Belkadi showcases very good single-note chops and interesting lines, I especially dig the octave displacement technique.
The clean solo in "...Friends" was a nice'icing on the cake'. Not all guitarists, as keen or concerned listeners know, can bring it home with a
clean tone. Many are disappointing in this vein. I am glad to say J.M.B. was not! The striking thing about J.M.B.'s playing is the feel that he
conveys. He is a Jazz/Rocker at heart equally at home in both idioms ("Street Licks" confirms that he is also a committed shredder). I like
J.M.B.'s overall attitude towards music. He is not afraid to be aggressive where the stereotype ideal of the music might demand otherwise. He is
adventurous, and yet very disciplined.