Drummer Bobby Previte dropped a rock jazz classic on us in 2006,and yeah it's taken me a while to come to that conclusion. Quite frankly I am a vintage kind of guy, and I am not easily taken in by nu-jazz or psuedo-something whatever music, but I am open minded.
Coalition of the Willing will embed its riffs and melodies inside your head with no hope of escaping your brain.
If you like a vintage classic rock sound, hard rock more properly, and don't mind a sprinkling of jazz and other contemporary styles you'll like this Previte album.
I can see no faults here, maybe originally I may have been inclined to lay the pretentious tag on it, but 7 years later it holds up well.
The high points are "The Ministry of Truth", The Ministry of Love", and "Anthem for Andrea" I also like the track "Oceania".
Guitarist Charlie Hunter makes me green with envy in how he plays such a varied style on his instrument. Hunter can get down and dirty, and can also play with this clean sound that gets under the skin, he does this on Oceania. I love the Reggae Funk outro on the track.
There is a lot going on within the The Coalition of the Willing, acid rock, surfer music, quiet storm, jazz, and blues, but the music never gets to far off into any one thing and drag on and on, it says what it needs too, and you will get the point.