Michael Falzarano crosses yet another stylistic threshold on the We Are All One. An essential partner and player with Jorma Kaukonen and Hot Tuna, his jazz and blues drenched solo project focuses on his love of rock, gospel and R&B.
Gathering the jam community’s best instrumentalists, Falzarano strikes up the rhythm and dances down the proverbial golden road with Vassar Clements, Melvin Seals, Jorma, Garth Hudson and Pete Sears. Falzarano’s choice of material is as top notch as his supporting cast and a rollicking "Candy Man" is matched by the stomping opener, "Why I Love You I Can’t Explain." "Sweet Marie" and the title track bring the organic Hammond lines of Seals to forefront of the sound mix.
Falzarano’s string bending guitar runs and gravelly vocal delivery are essential components to each song’s overall presentation, and the end result is one heck of a party soundtrack for the show parking lot or tail gate barbecue session. Produced by Falzarano, We Are All One displays the sharp instincts and chops he has brought to all of his work and points to a fruitful solo career in the making.
We are All One is out now on Woodstock Records.