Fred Hamilton

Looking Back on Tomorrow

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Fred Hamilton is a guitarist with a dry but flexible sound who mostly plays introspective and thoughtful material on Looking Back on Tomorrow. On "Too Much, Too Close," he shows that he can cook conventionally in a swinging setting, but most of the other songs are ballads or surprisingly rockish romps. The setting provided by bassist David Friesen and drummer Ed Soph is generally sparse and fits Hamilton's open-minded approach well. Overall this is a thought-provoking set of original music.

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