Album Review: Wayne Kramer - Lexington

Industrial Amusement
Producer: Wayne Kramer
Score: 8 out of 10


You might think you know Wayne Kramer from his days as a proto-punk anarchist in the band MC5. But this ain’t your ‘60s mom or pop’s guitar hero! After an eight-year focus as a composer, Kramer returns with his most personal and heartfelt release to date. Teaming with noted Detroit trumpeter Dr. Charles Moore, the guitarist has crafted a jazz album that seems to intersect where rock, fusion, avant garde and straightahead bebop meet. There is a rough or unfinished texture to the production that may be disconcerting to some, but any fan of organic and inventive music will understand. – Eric A. Harabadian