Here we have 'Cherry Blossoms', a single release, taken from perennial guitar wizard Joe Satriani's new album, 'What Happens Next'. Fourth track on said work, I've already praised its structured/jamming dichotomy in my album review, "where the first half centres around an archetypal Satch melody (similar to 'If I Could Fly'... perhaps Coldplay will 'borrow' this one, too), before exploding into what sounds like an organically conceived rock jam." I can't say it's one of the album's best tracks, as 'What Happens Next' in its entirety is a work of sheer, unmitigated musical awesomeness, where the combined talents of Satch, Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith, and bassist Glenn Hughes have succeeded in creating something truly special. 'Cherry Blossoms' is a fine example of this, but as would be any other album track. Nuff said.
Review by Mark Holmes
12th January 2018
1) Cherry Blossoms
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
"...the first half centres around an archetypal Satch melody... before exploding into what sounds like an organically conceived rock jam."
G3 2018 APRIL UK TOUR
Tuesday 24th April 2018 - Southend - Cliffs Pavilion
Wednesday 25th April 2018 - London - Apollo
Thursday 26th April 2018 - Bristol - Colston Hall
Friday 27th April 2018 - Manchester - Apollo
Sunday 29th April 2018 - Portsmouth - Guildhall
Monday 30th April 2018 - Birmingham - Symphony Hall
JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI & ULI JON ROTH
"Each guitarist will perform their own set, followed by a massive jam at the end of the show."