Get this crazy baby off my head!


Richie Kotzen & Greg Howe

Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen & Project - Project - 1997 - Shrapnel Records

Once again, "Project" teams up Richie Kotzen with Greg Howe for another set of crazy guitar. Recorded in a 90's kind of way, Kotzen and Howe sent their ADAT tapes same studio at the same time. A somewhat darker album than their first collaboration, "Tilt" (a notable exception - the lively "Present-Moment"), the songs on "Project" exude more creativity, while delivering the expected intensity and virtuosity. Kozten has stated, "Making these records with Greg is always a musical challenge." No word from Howe yet. © 1996-2013 Guitar Nine All Rights Reserved http://www.guitar9.com/project.html

Great jazz rock fusion from two masters of the guitar. Listen to Howe and Kotzen's "Tilt" album, Richie Kotzen’s “Acoustic Cuts” album and Greg Howe’s “Howe 2: High Gear” album. Buy The Aristocrat’s “Culture Clash” album featuring the unbelievable guitarist, Guthrie Govan who has an unparalleled technical ability with a mastery of almost all styles [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 120 Mb]


1 One Function 5:12
2 Retro Slow 5:28
3 Present-Moment 4:42
4 Trench 5:38
5 Groove Epidemic 4:30
6 Space 6:40
7 Led Boots 4:36
8 Crush 5:48
9 Accessed 3:31
10 Noise 6:26

Tracks 1,3,5,9 composed by Greg Howe: Tracks 2,4,6,8,10 composed by Richie Kotzen: Track 7 composed by Max Middleton


Greg Howe - Lead Guitar (Left Side): Drum Programming on Tracks 1,3,5,7,9: Bass on Tracks 1,3,9
Richie Kotzen - Lead Guitar (Right Side): Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards on Tracks 2,4,6,8,10
Kevin Vecchione - Bass Guitar on Tracks 5,7
Atma Anur - Drums on Tracks 2,4,6,8,10


Born in Reading, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1970, Richie Kotzen was soon taken by music and first began playing piano at the age of five. At the age of seven he was inspired by New York City band KISS to learn the electric guitar. Relentlessly developing chops and his own unique voice on the guitar, Kotzen was eventually discovered by Shrapnel Records’ Mike Varney, and he recorded his first album by the age of 18. During that same year, he also graced the cover of several publications including Guitar World Magazine. He created the video Rock Chops for REH video in 1989, highlighting many of his formative techniques, including using wide-intervals and fluid sweeping. In 1993, Kotzen made his big break when he joined the rock band Poison at age 20, co-writing and performing on the album Native Tongue. This album produced two top twenty singles which Richie wrote, Stand and Until You Suffer Some. Kotzen was subsequently fired from the band when it was discovered that he had been romantically involved with Deanna Eve, the ex-fiance of Poison drummer Rikki Rockett. Kotzen and Eve later married and divorced. In 1999 Kotzen replaced Paul Gilbert as guitarist in the mainstream rock band Mr. Big. Kotzen maintained the band’s enormous success, performing on the Mr. Big record Get Over It, which sold more than 1,975,000 copies in its first two weeks in Japan, eventually reaching platinum status. Kotzen also contributed guitars to Mr. Big’s subsequent release Actual Size. The record included the Kotzen song Shine, which debuted at number one on Japanese radio charts. Following the disbanding of Mr. Big, Kotzen released the solo album Change, in 2003. The title track, and the song Get A Life were featured in TV commercials throughout Japan. In mid 2002 Kotzen established a recording Studio/Production company in Los Angeles, California. He has since been producing acclaimed solo albums and collaborating with various figures in rock, jazz, and fusion. He now has formed a band called Forty Deuce which recently released a new album entitled Nothing to Lose. Richie has a unique style, which he has described as a mix of rock, jazz fusion, and soul music. Of his albums, he claims he is most proud of Vertu. Kotzen utilizes a heavy amount of legato playing into his solos. Richie is now living in Los Angeles, California. Besides playing the guitar, his hobbies include exercise and sports, especially basketball. Richie has said that if he had’nt become a professional musician, he would have liked to play professional basketball. In 2008, Kotzen released his first official live album, “Live In São Paulo”, which featured Johnny Griparic on bass and Pat Torpey on Drums. © ArtistWiki.com 2009 - 2013 - All Rights Reserved


Greg Howe (born 1964) is a virtuoso guitar player, originally from Easton, Pennsylvania. He started his career as a shredder on Mike Varney’s Shrapnel label in the 1980s, and became one of the founding fathers of the shred trend alongside players such as Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Richie Kotzen, Tony MacAlpine and Vinnie Moore, among others. However, Howe soon developed a more distinct style that was more rooted in jazz fusion than the neoclassical leanings of his contemporaries. This unique fusion of styles has become his trademark and easily distinguishes him from any other player working today. His style borrows heavily from the jazz sensibilities of Allan Holdsworth, but also mixes in a bluesy, groove-laden vibe and frequent use of odd time signatures. Howe is perhaps best known for his great skill at improvising, although his natural-sounding guitar tone could be considered most distictive of him. Apart from his solo career, Howe has established himself as a highly sought after session musician, being hired by mainstream acts such as Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, *NSYNC and Justin Timberlake to perform with them on tour. Howe is also a producer and guitar instructor. Greg Howe currently resides in Southern California and endorses Suhr and Laguna guitars. © ArtistWiki.com 2009 - 2013 - All Rights Reserved http://e.e7.84ae.static.theplanet.com/greg-howe/biography


A.O.O.F.C said...


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Ernest said...

Hello Paul,

Many thanks for posting this great duo!

It will be with great pleasure that I will hear this (new for me) super-group...

Greetings from Switzerland - Nenest

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Ernest my friend. What's the weather like in your part of the world? I could fry an egg on a stone where I live, if I had a stone! I hope you enjoy the album and many thanks as usual to you. TTU soon...Paul

A.O.O.F.C said...

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Best - Nenest

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks, Ernest. I hope your info helps. TTU soon...Paul