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Concert Review: Daryl Stuermer in Wisconsin, January 2013

Former fusion guitarist explores the music of Genesis and more

Let me suggest that Chick Corea give Daryl Stuermer a call next time the guitar chair opens up in Return to Forever. Before being tapped in 1978 for his lengthy tenure with the prog rockers Genesis, Stuermer says his playing was more oriented toward the fusion genre. His three mid-1970s albums as Jean-Luc Ponty’s guitarist certainly prove this point.

When Stuermer now tours as group leader, he acknowledges that the evening will include a healthy amount of Genesis material. But this is no tribute band or oldies revue. As he told the hometown audience last Saturday night in Cedarburg, Wisc., “Most of these Genesis numbers did not receive much radio exposure.”

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