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Zupe & Nichols from Pennsylvania

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If you've ever heard a person finish another's thought, you know that  


those two people are on the same wavelength.  If Nichols and Zupe are  


not twin brothers in this life, they probably were in another. They  


are certainly on the same wavelength musically.  Throughout this  


recording, the keyboard finishes or echoes the guitar player's idea  


and vice versa.  These guys are in sync and it is clear that they have  


been playing together for years.


 


When I first listened to this recording, I heard Jeff Beck, Joe  


Zawinul, Sting and Lyle Mays playing in a reunited Steely Dan with a  


horn section from New Orleans.  Really.  This is an album that fans  


will love and musicians will be amazed by.  This group of players is  


clearly a cut above the rest of us.  When I discovered that the drums  


are all samples and loops, I was even more impressed.  The sequencing  


and arranging of this recording is masterful. It's challenging to get  


a group of musicians this tight and it's even harder to make a machine  


sound like a group of musicians this tight!  Clearly a lot of time and  


expertise was put into this project.


 


Words alone cannot adequately express my feelings about this  


masterpiece.  I believe discerning listeners will connect to it  


deeply, and it's one that will be in my collection forever.


 


Roy Elkins


Founder & CEO


Broadjam Inc.

Zupe & Nichols Blog
“Speechless” Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 13 Feb 2008 11:56 AM
“Speechless” by Zupe & Nichols is a superb blend of jazz, rock, and blues-infused instrumental tracks. The musicianship on this album is energetic and highly accomplished. In fact, both the guitar work and the keyboard work are clearly the products of virtuosos. The rest of the band is top-notch as well, and come together to provide a very tight sound and effective groove on these complex arrangements. “Captain & Coke” is one track that hovers very high, starting off with a reggae vibe and quickly transitioning into a heavy blues sound. The electric guitar solos and piano runs on this song are phenomenal. Moreover, the title-track also stands out due to its free-flow, ever-changing nature. Listeners will not be disappointed by this collection; it is composed and performed with aptitude that many strive for. Even more enticing is its deliberate and top-quality production.Check out Zupe & Nichols's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites


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