DIRTY & BEAUTIFUL – Jazz Review
Gary Husband is a musical renaissance man. A ferocious progressive-rock and jazz drummer, he also handles the keyboard duties here and for guitar titan, John McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension band. This outing provides a glimpse of prominent artists he has performed with over the years. Subsequently, the program signifies the first time McLaughlin and guitarist Allan Holdsworth appear on the same album. Husband summons his comrades for a diverse program, teeming with copious angles, and variable degrees of intensity amid the largely memorable compositions.
It appears that Husband intends on extending this game-plan into Volume 2, slated for a 2011 release. Based on the merits of this production, chock full of solid material and synergistic interplay, the follow-up should reveal more goodness from Husband’s luminous imagination and superior technical craftsmanship.
Glenn Astarita, Jazzreview.com, 2010