GHOST RIDGE CD - Jack Grassel and Kirk Tatnall Superaxes (guitar / bass combination with drummer Dane Richesen. 7 of Jack's compositions recorded live in concert.
The title song GHOST RIDGE is inspired by an event in Montana during the 1884 winter. 500 Black Feet Native Americans died of starvation at Ghost Ridge Montana after their food rations at the reservation office were given to white people. This composition combines American black blues forms with native American melodies.
Included: LAST DANCE OF SAMURAI inspired by John Belushi's submarine sandwich shop character. METAL HEAD writeen in the midst of the Heavy Metal period of the 80s to explore the common ground of jazz and metal.