"The only guy I ever payed to take a lesson
from. Nuff Said." - Dave Whitehill (Guitar
"Anthony's playing is an amazing hybrid of
style and technique..." - Mike Varney (Shrapnel)
No Brakes Reviews
by Dale Anderson
It's gratifying to see so many Buffalo musicians setting their sights
on wider recognition, but for every one that does, there are dozens
which are overlooked. To cite an example, while the media has given
a long-overdue embrace to saxophonist Bobby Militello...
Local record pick:
"No Brakes" by Tony Scozzaro.
Elegant guitar riffs in a jazz/rock style.
Scozzaro can pick with the best of them and dazzles with his guitar
work on the title song, "The Numbers," and "On the Snake." The supporting
cast includes Nick DiStefano, Bobby Militello, Bobby Jones and Jim
Linsner. DiStefano shines with a vocal on the wistful "Hold On to
'Brakes' launch Scozzaro;
by KEVIN MICHAELS Weekend Music Critic
A very interesting package came across my
desk last week: a CD entitled "No Brakes" by Tony Scozzaro. The
seven-song disc caught my ear right away. Scozzaro studied guitar
in a one-year program at the Guitar lnstitute of Technology (G.I.T.),
which is run by some of the world's greatest guitar players...
Tony Scozzaro - "No Brakes" by
Jim Hudnut RATING: VVVV
When I first saw Tony Scozzaro
play, it was at Impaxx Nite Club as part of his blues band (Anthracite)
opening the show for blues legend Albert Collins. Scozzaro's playing
was intense that night and showed what a fine blues player he is.
Therefore, when "No Brakes" arrived in the mail, I was expecting
to hear some blues. Boy, was I surprised!...
|Albert Collins, Anthracite wow
Impaxx by Jim Hudnut
As if the Collins show weren't hot
enough, the festivities got off to a red-hot start thanks to the striking
talents of Anthracite, a three-piece funk/blues outfit from Buffalo.
Anthracite features Reggie Evans on drums, Rodney Appleby on bass
and vocals along with Tony Scozzaro on guitar and has been together
only six months.
Other CD and
|Gamalon CD Review &bull 12/25/96
-Artvoice: December 25, 1996 by Dale
Exchange that spare Steve Vai album
for the newly-released effort by the jazz-rock group Gamalon. They
never worked for a big, bad multinational corporation, but they managed
to hook up with Buffalo-based music mogul Lenny Silver. His Amherst
Records label put out three of their albums...
|THE BLADE: TOLEDO, OH, SUNDAY, APRIL 23,
Ernie Watts and Gamalon ready to tear up the town
by David Yonke Blade Staff Writer
ERNIE Watts is packing his sax and heading for Toledo, and jazz-rock
fans are in for a treat. Watts, who will play Thursday night at the
University of Toledoi's Student Union Theater, is an extremely versatile
saxophonist who for 17 years was the lead reeed man with Johnny Carson's
Tonight Show Band...
|Gamalon Marquee @ the Tralf &bull
MODE: October 25, 1990 by Chuck Diliberto
Gamalon is probably the worst and
the best kept secret in Buffalo. Anyone remotely connected to the
Buffalo music scene has heard of the band. Their fans keep growing
in numbers from gig to gig, they play weekly in the same venues, they
occasionally open for nationally touring acts, and their albums are
readily accessible in the Buffalo area...
|Gamalon Marquee @ the Tralf &bull
Buffalo Evening News: December 30, 1996 by Jim Santella
Like the myth of the Phoenix, that
mythical bird that would rise from its own ashes, the powerhouse rock/fusion
band Gamalon continues to resurrect and redefine its musical and aesthetic
Local Cd's-Vets and Rookies
Kevin J. Hosey, November 9, 1998, Nightlife Magazine, Buffalo, NY
Gamalon,Live at the Tralf, Gertrude Records--
The longtime favorites of Buffalo's instrumental rock and jazz rock
fusion fans and probably the best band in that style Western New
York has ever produced (don't even suggest Spyro Gyra)...
Groove in Two Directions
Rob Falgiano, October 21, 1996, Artvoice, Buffalo, NY
A live CD has hit the mark when it makes
you wish you'd been at the show, and Gamalon's latest instrumental
fusion platter, Live at the Tralf, does just that. As most who have
seen the group know, the level of musicianship is frighteningly
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