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"When I think crunch-fusion with class like I like
it, I think Hugh Ferguson when he's really blowin'! Good stuff , 100 hours
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The “Gods of Righteous Riffage” were smiling during the recording of Hugh
Ferguson's magical jazz-rock CD, A.D.D. The moment the first track 300 Miles
starts, you can tell that Hugh is a Jedi Master of guitar. Roger Carter on
drums and Brian Wright on bass complement Hugh's playing and compositions
perfectly. They have the musical chops to be aggressive and yet selfless
at the same time. Each composition and performance on A.D.D. is a picture-perfect
example of what fusion is about. I especially enjoyed the arco strings during
Spiders, which created a vibe like Allan Holdsworth playing on The Beatles
Sergeant Pepper album. Alex Machacek shines as a guest guitarist on Total
Distraction and is a brilliant fit with Hugh, Roger, and Brian...
In the tradition of the great electric fusion guitarists, Hugh Ferguson's
tone and technique are similar to the best
around, and as each song passes the music seems to expose yet another
facet to his playing. He shows a great sense for grooves, setting his
band in motion with highly memorable melodies, and a hardedged fusion
style. It becomes very apparent in listening to Ferguson that he has payed
homage to the likes of McLaughlin, Gambale, Beck, and whether he'd acknowledge
it or not, I can hear some Connors, Holdsworth or Garseds' legato swing
in certain songs.......Jungle review
Hugh has been playing Jazz-Rock fusion
since the mid 70s. Featured in Guitar Player Magazine
in 1982, Hugh soon became a popular jazz fusion guitarist
in the Boston area and taught privatly at the Berklee School
Of Music. Hugh also gained notoriety when his band MR Wizard
opened for such acts as Allan Holdsworth and Til' Tuesday.
Since his move to Los Angeles in 1986 Hugh has toured with
Graham Nash, where he had the pleasure to play with David
Crosby and Stephen Stills.
During the 90s Hugh played and recorded some rock projects
and also became a manufacturing / computer engineer while raising
his three sons.
Jazz Fusion has always been Hugh's passion, so in 2000 Hugh
got back to work writing the music he really loves and recorded
his first fusion CD
"The Jungle". Hugh has recently opened for such artists as Larry
Carlton, Al Dimeola and Spyro Gyra.