About the musicians on "Scream"...
Chad's long awaited third CD "Scream" features his current group which is
based in Sydney, Australia. The Chad Wackerman Group has been playing around
Australia at clubs and jazz festivals for more than three years. In 2000-2005
the group toured Europe for the first time. Chad's live band on "Scream" is
augmented by Jim Cox on piano and B3 organ, as well as Walt Fowler who plays
the Flugel horn solo on the tune " Holland".
Scream showcases Chad's compositions and drumming as well as letting all the
musicians take the music to the edge. Utilizing the guitar and vibes in the
pieces gives a floating , dreamlike quality as well as much of the record
having a very aggressive 'on the edge' attitude.
There are no loops, no samples on 'Scream', just plenty of real percussion,
interesting sonic textures and very adventurous solos.