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.
Jean Marc Belkadi

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