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Glen Ackerman

The Glenious Inner Planet, the newest CD by bassist/composer Glen Ackerman is an imaginative romp through inner and outer space. Part Bitches Brew, part Forbidden Planet, this post fusion space epic concept album features some terrific compositions and an impressive lineup of some of Houston’s finest musicians. Ackerman’s first release on Blue Bamboo Music showcases his sizable talents as both a composer and a bassist.

Much of the music on this album is challenging, sometimes edgy and bold, but it never loses it’s lyrical underpinning or descends into total chaos. Ackerman also isn’t afraid to show a sophisticated sense of humor in some of his arrangements. From the 1950’s sci-fi, theremin sounds and space age electronics to the quirky song titles, this project isn’t afriad to have some fun and as a result, neither will the listener. Ackerman is accompanied on his intergalactic musical excursion by saxophonist, Woody Witt, drummers, Joel Fulgham and J.D. Guzman, keyboardist, Ted Wenglinski, and guitarists, Chris Cortez and Paul Chester.

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