Horseshoe Curve

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  • Summary: Phish's singer-guitarist releases his latest solo album.
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  1. The disc proves Anastasio doesn't need his old bandmates to sizzle, but ought to get back to doing what he does best: kicking out the jams.
  2. The bottom line is that The Horseshoe Curve becomes--perhaps unintentionally--one of the finest moments of Anastasio's post-Phish solo career. This one is absolutely essential not only for his fans, but for anyone interested in any of the above musics. A must.
  3. The album revels in roiling percussion, chirpy horns and extended, ecstatic solos.
  4. The Horseshoe Curve offers few surprises.
  5. There's some good music here for fans of the jazzed, Afro-Cuban funk sound that the Trey Anastasio Band lineup is known for.
  6. Most of the time, Anastasio chills in the background, letting the horn section log play time on tracks such as 'Burlap Sack and Pumps.' This makes for a record that's alternately brainy and backgroundy--the arrangements are sharp, but the flute solos (particularly on the title track, recorded at a 2002 Pittsburgh show) bring "Anchorman" to mind.
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  1. MikeB
    Aug 11, 2007
    8
    The best release from Trey since the end of Phish. This is quality stuff. Solid through-out.