Daryl Stuermer | Another Side of Genesis

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Another Side of Genesis

by Daryl Stuermer

Tour the instrumental side of Stuermer's favorite Genesis songs; from the lyric melodies on acoustic guitar to the blazing electric solos that you've heard in the live concerts.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Follow You Follow me
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2. Hold On My Heart
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3. Taking It All Too Hard
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4. Throwing It All Away
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5. Since I Lost You
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6. Land Of Confusion
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7. In Too Deep
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8. Turn It On Again
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9. Man On the Corner
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10. No Son Of Mine
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11. Never a Time
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A Note from Daryl Stuermer -

"The first time I heard Genesis was in 1977 when Jean-Luc Ponty loaned me a cassette with two of their albums, "A Trick of The Tail" and "Wind and Wuthering". I was instantly a fan. In 1978 when I was asked to audition for Genesis I was excited. I flew to New York to play for Mike Rutherford. After four songs he said, "I think you're the one." The rest is history.

My first two solo albums have been all original instrumentals , but this time I wanted to cover at least one song by someone who has been very influential to me. The first composers that came to mind were Mike, Tony and Phil. Before I knew it, I was having a nostalgic time listening to all the great Genesis songs and picking out favorites that would translate instrumentally. In the end I chose songs from the era I was with the band, 1978-1992.

Since recording these songs, I've become an even bigger fan of the music. Those years with Genesis were some of the best years of my life.

To Mike, Tony, Phil - Thanks for the great music and wonderful memories."


REVIEW From JOAN LYNCH, JazzReview.com, 07/17/2000

How often does an artist successfully musically transcribe rock into Latin jazz? How about rock to acid jazz? Or for that matter, rock to soulful R&B? A challenge for most, impossible for some, this is the production amassed in Daryl Stuermer's latest "Another Side of Genesis". Taking the best known and loved creations of Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Michael Rutherford, Stuermer, a former Genesis band member unleashed his own ambitious versions of these by arranging all of the album's songs except for two where he combines his arranging skills with that of his album pianist/keyboardist Kostia.

The work kick starts from the first cut, a Latin and lustful version of "Follow You Follow Me", and one appreciates immediately the nostalgic yet new road Stuermer has plotted. Stuermer lyrically and beautifully translated "Hold On My Heart" and "Taking It All Too Hard" brings that same lyricism adapted to his electric guitar with clear skill. There's a hint of Ritenour in "Throwing It All Away", and the vocals midway as performed by Amy Keys will have you humming along while tapping your toes to the percussion mastery of Luis Conte.

Stuermer works the frets of both acoustic and electric guitars as well as electric bass, keyboards and various percussion, himself. No where does one appreciate his skill with a Fender Strat better than in his cover of "Land of Confusion" where Stuermer crosses over from the subtleties of musical melodies he's put together in the early part of the album into the strong tones of acid and fusion. This is where his Genesis experience shines and having toured with the famous group from the late 70's through 1992, he delivers those influences especially in this song. Back to a cover of "In Too Deep", with borderline smooth jazz tendencies he's taken what was in itself a beautiful melody to start with and on electric again, delivered it clearly and skillfully...you can hum along to this one too. You'll continue to feel the diversity of this guitarists techniques as the album closes out with more of the Genesis favorites such as "No Son of Mine". Mysterious moods created at the beginning of this song develop into precision and clarity of the famous tune with powerful and masterful technique displayed by Stuermer reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix.

This CD gives a comfortable mix of styles, songs and arrangements that are not only diversified in their arrangement, but also technically sound. Stuermer's jazz guitar has taken a gradual turn on this album by holding on to the comforts of acoustical melodies, while bringing forth the strength of electric guitar's unique metal sound. He's arranged the famous tunes in a way that appeals to lovers of all forms of jazz; you'll hear similarities with many of today's smooth jazz guitarists and still be able to hang on to what made you a Genesis fan from the start. If you're like Stuermer, you'll be an even bigger fan of both!


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Steve Cave

How groovy is this CD
This is Guitar playing at it's very best! I can't stop listening to this one, so much so that I have just ordered Daryl's albums, 'wating in the wings' and 'Live and learn'.
The mix of acoustic and electric quality is outstanding. My favourite upbeat track has to be Land of Confusion with the best slow number being In to deep. His jazz influences shine through when he adds chords which compliment what banks, collins and rutherford have created allready. Trust me genesis fans.....YOu'll love this one. If you went to see any of the tours that daryl played on (remember those solo's) then you get at least half an hour of them here as well!
Well done Mr Stuermer.
Cheers from the UK
Steve Cave

Peter

Well worth adding to you collection if you like smooth jazz
I never replaced my vinyl Genesis albums with CD as I now find their work sounds dated. I am a smooth jazz fan (Peter White, Craig Chacquico, Neal Schon, Richard Smith etc) and I have to say that Daryl's interpretation of these old Genesis tracks brings them back to life. One small criticism is that some of the drum sounds terribly synthetic but it doesn't detract from what should become a smooth jazz classic. Go buy it!

Paul Crewe

Superb
Brilliant, fantastic. A great take on Genesis songs.
Probably the most tastefull guitarist ever.

Thanks Daryl.

Glyn Melling

Mega Star
The vocals of the Genesis songs have been shadowed by the excellent guitar skills of Daryl. If a guitar could ever sing, Daryl would be behind it. If you love Genesis, this will add a whole new dimension to your pleasure. Enjoy!!!

Tore Demeulemeester

a devine guitaralbum, combination between rock and jazz
it is a cd wich guitar freaks will like but people who like jazz will not like it as a jazz album. But I knew that so its a remastering of the sound of genesis and it is realy great!

Larry6String

Great Clinic in Ottawa
Daryl, Awesome clinic here in Ottawa, loved your playing,, lessons and humility. It is no wonderollins cose you for the Genesis gigs.
P.S. Thanks again for the souvenir guitar pick.

Rene Voorhuis

Daryl rules!
A friend of mine had made a copy of this superb album of Daryl Stuermer and I liked so much that I ordered this CD at CDbaby.com. This delivery went very fast and now I have listened several times to this great CD in high quality. Buy en enjoy this great CD of Daryl Stuermer.

Jeff Christie

Different take on some classic Genesis songs.
Genesis with a jazz feel! some people might think sacrilige, but give this baby a listen, Daryl does his own take on messrs Collins, Banks and Rutherford tunes, but still manages to keep that all important Genesis vibe in there. I for one really enjoyed it, in particular Land of confusion great feel to this, Stuermers guitar work is a joy to listen to, who needs a vocalist when the fretboard sings like that!

Pat

Great player with a great future!
Daryl has a great future in smooth jazz. I think this artist can be further elevated by including a few well known artist on his next project. He needs a slight nudge to break the speed of smooth jazz.

Michel Van den Berghe

Nice and easy...
Nice cd, created with love and passion, received with kindness, this is an other vision of the genesis-classics that are with us since so long. A gentle way to rediscover our favorite songs, and an occasion to sing along loud (and clear ?) in my car while driving to work or from. Thanks for living the same passion for over 30 years now.
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