By , 2022-02-16
This CD came to GAJOOB around 2003. I received A LOT of mail back in the day and couldn't get to all of it, but I'm still trying, for what it's worth. And this is one of those albums that make it worth while. The sound remains fresh for me, due to the interesting arrangements of acoustic guitars, cello and flute. Genji Nakano's songs have a happy spirit and paint pictures of characters I get to know through the lyrics. Drummer Larry Boodman propels these songs with both a driving rhythm and funk and a perfect lighter touch whenever it matters; always.
I'm discovering new music after it's prime with these boxes of unopened submissions. Four Way Free toured for a decade. You'll find a short live set at the Hard Rock Cafe linked here . It appears that three of the members are teachers. Cellist Peter McCafferey plays in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Boodman runs a School of Rock in Huntington Beach. It seems music is still their gasoline for life's fire.