NYC Rhythm & Blues examines the modern school of rhythm and blues spawned by a new breed of young players out of New York, Boston and points in between. An eclectic mixture of blues, rock, jazz, funk and even twang, this new style is electrifying the club scene across the northeast circuit. Hailed by Guitar magazine as "the brightest new star in the genre since Larry Carlton, Gil Parris is credited with pioneering the style and now leads the scene with unquestionable authority. Extracted from Gil Parris: Inside Out, this 2 CD-ROM edition of NYC Rhythm & Blues focuses on comping, soloing and developing improvisation skills.
After rehearsals in New York with John Wetton and Michael Walden in 1977 had finished, Robert Fripp continued to work on and refine material for what would become Exposure with Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta. Having worked with the pair previously with Peter Gabriel in both the studio and on stage the previous year, there’s an easy fluency between the players here. That could of course also be the result of the material here being more formed and developed than the previous Exposure rehearsals. While some of these pieces are familiar we get to hear them in either their raw state such as the new-to-these-ears Slow Stomp, or, as in the case of You Burn Me Up, moving towards a finished form that’s instantly recognisable.