SONG OF THE DAY:
"Holiday Insane" by Chad Wackerman
From the album “Forty Reasons” (1991)
Chad Wackerman is a drummer extraordinaire, probably best known for his work with Frank Zappa. He has also collaborated with guitarist Allan Holdsworth on several projects, as well as having been the touring percussionist with Men At Work (yes, that Men At Work) during the mid-80s. So, he’s a respected talent who’s been around & gets around; even if you have never heard of him, you’ve probably heard him play.
Anyways, this cut, from his 1st solo LP, showcases what a fantastic composer Wackerman is; alternately soaring above the clouds, then diving deep beneath the ground. His drumming is superlative. And Holdsworth’s playing on this track is, well…..Holdsworth. I could listen to this track…er…40 times & hear something new with each play. So, have a listen & hear how sweet sounding complex jazz fusion can be.