This is a collection of songs that hopefully show the things that I love the most from both jazz and rock; from lyrical melodies to screaming frenzied solos to odd meter and re-harmonization to soft introspection.
The guitar palette goes from just a "little dirty post bop" to a "full throated roar," and back down to "the quiet beauty of a nylon string." Fans of John Scofield. Pat Metheny, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, and Jimi Hendrix should all find something they'll love here. BUY 'GARDENS OF GIZSH' AT CDBABY.COM
"Psychedelic Bebop" might be a good way to categorize this music - It really will apply for "Do The Funky Whatever" which is my favorite tune. But you get more here from rock to mellow with great compositions. The playing is first class on every cut. This is a far cry from the cookie cutter mellow jazz that everyone seems to be putting out now. More Doug!" Michael Wilson (4 out of 4 stars)
"Definitely delicious, diverse, dense, diversionary, deliberate, delightful, deranged, and deep. Eclectic, electric, epiphanous, elegant, effervescent, and somewhat elliptical. Really enjoy this thing, no two tunes the same. HAVE to dig Manic Depression, I say, HAVE to. Good job, Doug." Jon Dwyer (4 out of 4 stars)
"Psychedelic BeBop. That’s the phraseology southern California guitarist Doug Perkins uses to describe his project Gardens of Gizsh. Larry Coryell-meets-Steve Vai. Contemporary, constructive, creative, commanding guitar instrumentals (except “Manic Depression”) that demand attention." Review from Voodoo Child magazine vol. 93, Fall 2014