Known as the Thunder from Down Under, Australian wizard Frank Gambale was chosen Best Fusion Guitarist in the Guitar Player Readerss Poll in 1989 and '90, the only two years that category was included. He has made some righteous noise with Chick Corea's Elektrik Band and Steve Smith's Vital Information, and has played with Jean Luc Ponty, Jeff Berlin and Tom Coster. Gambale's playing combines fluidity with power.
He released The Great Explorers on JVC and has a tour in the works. Thunder wrote a series of Brave New Guitar' columns for Guitar Player. His lessons on soloing in the third, fourth and fifth intervals are essential for progressive- or fusion-minded players - or anyone looking to make strides as an improviser.
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