While listening to this CD, I came to
the conclusion that Jason Scott Stewart has twenty
fingers on each hand. Half way through the album, I
was starting to wonder if he was really even human.
His speed and agility alone is enough to impress
anyone. Then when you take into consideration that
his compositions are of such a diverse nature, no
one can touch this guy. But don't think that this is
a CD of speedy licks and heavy riffs. Jason Stewart
pushes his creativity into just about every style of
music imaginable. I have yet to hear any band, any
artist, or any one who could play in such a broad
range of musical styles and still be dominant.
Stewart is an absolute virtuoso in his own right.
The bottom line is, if you want to hear a guitarist
who can blow your mind, drop your jaw, and kick your
ass, you better listen to this CD.
Muzikman CD Review
Move over Satriani and Vai, there's a
new kid in town and his name is
Jason Scott Stewart
The reference to guitar heroes like
Satriani and Vai are no joke. I am serious. This
young man plays on the same level and at times
better than his peers.
covers more ground than you could
possibly imagine on this CD. Every song has a
different flavor and fresh focus. I heard many
different genre influences used in a clever manner
to give each individual song it's own special
character. Jason is a superior technician with
amazing insight and command of his instrument. The
operative word here is versatility. Stewart is very
capable of creating huge walls of sound with his
impressive rapid-fire, jaw dropping and smokin' gun
style. Equally impressive are his abilities to
change pace within a song structure so quickly then
shift right back to where he was before the change,
whew! It's hard, fast and very powerful. He plays
every instrument on the CD and does it with equal
passion and ability.
I found it difficult to express in
words just how good
Jason Scott Stewart
is. Attention must be
focused on such a superior talent and he should be
recognized and applauded for his obvious prowess on
electric guitar. Discover one of the best young
guitar players in the world today. If you love
instrumental rock this is one is a no-brainer, get
the music and experience this virtuoso for
Guitar 9 Records CD
Heaping Helping Of Shredded Bliss
Did you get your U.S.D.A.
recommended dose of shred today? How about enough
shred to help build strong bones and teeth? If not,
spin Jason Stewart's CD Frenzy, and go for a
heaping helping of shredded bliss. This New Mexico
area instrumental guitarist has taken both Phrygian
and friggin' licks to the next level, jamming over
beat box grooves with his own brand of liquid fire.
Walloping guitar harmonies. muted lines and a
squalling, highly overdriven, hyper-compressed sound
are just some of the trademarks of Stewart's
production, as well as the fiery, alternate-picked,
guitar maelstrom he unleashes at the drop of a hat.
The appropriately named "Frenzy" is a great place to
start, as you'll tie your poor fingers in knots
attempting to air guitar along with the record. No
limits here on guitar technique. Stewart will make
new legions of shred fans delirious with joy.
'60s/'70s bands such as Pink Floyd, the Eagles and
Jimi Hendrix, Jason found himself being more and
more influenced by accomplished guitarists such as
Eddie Van Halen, Chet Atkins and Randy Rhoads. In
his late teens he delved more into shredders such as
Greg Howe, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Jason started
playing guitar at age 14, and the instrument quickly
became an unstoppable obsession. He took every
guitar class possible in high school, and later took
private lessons with a jazz teacher. Jason comes
from a musical family, but is convinced he would
have eventually gravitated towards some form of
artful expression. He has already built up a catalog
of over 500 recorded songs.
Stewart would love to
cover as many bases as possible in his musical
career - touring, writing for movies, television and
video games, or composing material for other
musicians. "The only limits are those which you
impose upon yourself," he notes, philosophically.
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