Bill Connors: It Be FM


It Be FM


Bill Connors (guitar)


Assembler (Pathfinder Records PTF8707-CD)

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Bill Connors (guitar),

Tom Kennedy (electric bass), Kim Plainfield (drums)


Composed by Bill Connors


Recorded: New York City, June 1987


Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

"It Be FM" is an even fusion number with a flowing theme. Connors's tone is a bit rougher than on the other cuts on the album, and he plays with more texture as well. The memorable melody line is comprised of drawn-out notes and liquid runs. Connors plays his own keyboard vamp backing on guitar synthesizer. Bassist Tom Kennedy and drummer Kim Plainfield are timekeepers on this song. The star of the show is Connors and his purposeful licks. This song is clearly not AM radio material. For that matter, I doubt it got much play on FM either. There was always that hope, though.

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky

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