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CrossRoads Int'l Recording Artist: Bob Boykin & FirePower
feat: Ernie Watts on "HAZARDOUS MATERIAL".

Guitar World Says.....

"AIN'T TOO PROUD TO SHRED, FirePower is the key word in this jazz/rock workout. Boykin is a ferocious soloist who segues from bop-style jazz phrases to wailing rock licks with the greatest of ease."****

Jazz Times Says.....

"An established composer of television and film scores guitarist Bob Boykin clearly has a need to rock."

Vintage Guitar Says.....

"From '70s-style funk, to blues, to killer ballad work and pretty much any jazz style you can think of, Boykin's playing shines."



Virtuoso guitarist Bob Boykin, with his group FirePower debut the CD release of "HAZARDOUS MATERIAL". A high energy, groove-oriented, set of funk, blues, reggae and jazz-rock tracks. Featured collaborations with Grammy award winning jazz saxophonist Ernie Watts, and all-star brass and rhythm sections featuring players Brian Bromberg, Mitch Forman, Dave Carpenter, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Joel Taylor, Neil Stubenhaus, Mitch Forman, Jimmy Earl, Dann Huff, Abe Laboriel, Greg Mathieson, Jimmy Z. and others make "Hazardous Material" a true event. (Press release by Angel Ramero)


"HAZARDOUS MATERIAL"
(CrossRoads Int'l Records 1001-2)
(CLICK HERE TO ORDER DIRECT ONLINE)


GUITAR WORLD (January '97 Issue Pg.93)
"AIN'T TOO PROUD TO SHRED" by: Moredechai Kleidermacher says.......
FirePower is the key word in this Jazz/Rock workout. Boykin and company waste no time in revealing that their aim is to totally kick your ass. Boykin is a ferocious soloist who segues from bop-style jazz phrases to wailing rock licks with the greatest of ease."**** GW


JAZZ TIMES (Jazz Times, February '97 Issue Pg.81)
Review by: Hilarie Grey says.......
"An established composer of television and film scores, guitarist Bob Boykin clearly has a need to rock. His Hazardous Material (Legato Records 1016-2; 50:02), recorded with his band, FirePower, is filled with muscular, climb-the-scales fusion licks, from the pumped-up title track to the hard-cornered "Wackazoid Man," which has a Joe Satriani-caliber drive. With that said, the value of a strong melody is not lost on Boykin, so his songs don't meander like some hard fusion. In addition, his axe wielding is used within some unexpected and interesting contexts, tearing out a memorable melody for the blues-reggae "Midnight in Jamaica," and trading licks with smoking harmonica and a great horn section on "Georgia Blues." FirePower gives Boykin rock-solid support throughout, with featured guest Ernie Watts lending some authoritative sax. The quietly ringing "Heartbeat" finds Watts singing out over Boykin's gently picked guitar backdrop, for a thoughtful change of pace on this solid effort".

VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE (August '97 Issue Pg.190)
Review by: John Heidt says.......
"Boykin is a studio guitarist who has worked in Nashville, L.A. and London, and this release, which features saxophone great Ernie Watts (and others) show off Boykin's versatility and chops. From '70s-style funk, to blues, to killer ballad work, and pretty much any jazz style you can think of, Boykin's playing shines. The title says it all. Boykin and Watts share solo time in this fiery fusion piece. While that's going on, the rhythm section is kicking some serious butt. It's a good start, and things stay on that level throughout the proceedings. It's an all-instrumental album and it's never boring".


PEAVEY MONITOR
(January '97 Issue
"WACKAZOID MAN"
By: Jimmy Phillips

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Who's Who In Composing"
(Special Film &
Television Issue)

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"GUITAR ON THE EDGE" By: Mark Varney
Click here for the January Article '96
Click here for the February Article '96
Features an Interview with Bob also Lesson's, CD, Printed Solos.
(A London Based Publication, also available in the US)


Featured Lessons with:
George Harrison, Eddie Van Halen,
Jimmy Page, Bob Boykin, Joe Satriani



"PEACE"