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Eric Wollman

Eric Wollman - East Coast Shoes - 1998 - Impression Records

"Eric is a blend of traditional jazz sensibilities, as well as contemporary fusion exploration.... Eric raises the heated improvisational territory to the boiling point! A first-class jazz/fusion guitarist!" - HHGI Online magazine

"This guitar, bass and drum trio goes where many fans of Holdsworth would have liked to have seen him continue. ...excellent improvisation...exceptional songwriting.... Guitarists should not miss this one!"- Fuse magazine

"East Coast Shoes is inspiring, sophisticated and just plain beautiful. Without question, one of the best the guitar-oriented CDs I've ever heard. Eric's playing is as natural as breathing. Each note he plays is absolute perfection. His playing can make you laugh and cry at the same time." - New York Pro magazine

"East Coast Shoes will certainly thrill the fusion guitar fan as well as indulge the need for creative composition." - Guitar Nine Records

Eric Wollman is a skillful, dazzling jazz fusion guitarist from Brooklyn, New York. He is a brilliant guitarist and composer and has been compared to Allan Holdsworth, but then what fusion guitarist hasn’t? Check out his "Mood Euthymic" and “Stealth Compromised” albums. Check out a good review of this album @ http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=4746#.Uggda5Jwqqg There are many unbelievable guitarists playing today who are not getting the credit they deserve. Check out Shaun Baxter’s “Jazz Metal” album and Guthrie Govan’s “Erotic Cakes” album [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 115 Mb]


1 House of Rhinos (feat. Gene Torres & Pete Quintalino)
2 Sizemic Riptitude (feat. Gene Torres & Pete Quintalino)
3 Kaleidoscope (feat. Gene Torres & Pete Quintalino)
4 Emily's Song (feat. Gene Torres & Pete Quintalino)
5 Narr-Lee (feat. Gene Torres & Pete Quintalino)
6 Caliope (feat. Gene Torres & Pete Quintalino)
7 East Coast Shoes (feat. Gene Torres & Pete Quintalino)
8 Crusin' for a Fusion (feat. Gene Torres & Pete Quintalino)
9 Spirals (feat. Gene Torres & Pete Quintalino)
10 Ellenwood Place

All tracks composed by Eric Wollman


Eric Wollman – Guitar
Gene Torres – Bass
Pete Quintalino – Drums


Eric Wollman is an energetic, spirited guitarist from Brooklyn, New York (U.S.A.) who describes his style as jazz/rock fusion, as documented on his latest release, "East Coast Shoes". His guitars of choice include a Paul Reed Smith Custom and a Parker Fly Deluxe. Wollman has played guitar since 1976, and frankly affirms his career goal, "To be able to tour Europe and Japan, play jazz festivals here and overseas with my band." When requested to name his preferred effect for the guitar, Wollman responded with, "Rocktron Piranha preamp," and submitted his musicial goals, "One of the things I am going for in my compositions is to have a certain mood for each tune, to make sure that the mood is reflected throughout, so that that each solo really has something to do with the tune. I also am going for expressing a feeling of freedom and expansion which is what I feel everytime I play and reflecting my deep love of music by attempting to play with as much beauty as I possibly can." He would like to someday study tenor saxophone, and is currently listening to Cecil Taylor, David Torn and Herbie Hancock. His greatest satisfaction? "When I spontaneously come up with a new tune or when I am taking a solo and feel myself in that creative flow, just going for it not knowing what I am going to play next and surprising myself," he answers indisputably. Wollman notes ongoing and upcoming projects thusly, "I'm currently writing tunes for my next fusion CD. I am also working on some collaborative writing projects. One is a fusion project and the other is a jazz project." Guitar Nine visitors have compared the playing style and/or musical approach of Eric Wollman to guitarists such as Allan Holdsworth and others. © 1996-2013 Guitar Nine All Rights Reserved


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


P/W is aoofc

francisco santos said...

Paul i want to make a request if possible : Mood Euthymic by Eric wollman Trio (2004)..if you have it can you post it please...thank you very much...P.S. the two albums posted are amazing ...thanks again

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

Hi,Francisco.I agree that Eric is an amazing guitarist. I haven't got his great "Mood Euthymic" album, but I have heard it in a CD store on headphones. I'm going to buy it from cdbaby. Thanks, & TTU later...Paul

francisco santos said...

thanks Paul i really dig Eric Wollman sound...fantastic!!!!

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

Hi,Francisco. Thanks. You have impeccable taste in music. I wish there were more of us!(lol)!TTU soon...Paul