Examiner: Dwiki Dharmawan’s ‘So Far So Close’ returns to forever

July 2, 2016

Examiner: Dwiki Dharmawan’s ‘So Far So Close’ returns to forever

‘So Far, So Close’ is the first of multiple releases slated for Dwiki and MoonJune Records over the coming years. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, in January 2015, at Jeff Lorber’s recording studio. It features my dear friends who have served as the foundation of many musical battles, Jimmy Haslip and Chad Wackerman. This album also features Dwiki’s longtime close friend, the Indonesian guitar icon Dewa Budjana, and his fellow compatriot and otherworldly axeman, Tohpati, as well as the legendary violinist Jerry Goodman. —Leonardo Pavkovic, MoonJune Records.

Forget Chick Corea’s Return to Forever. Dwiki Dharmawan revives that group-think with his Nov. 17, 2015 album, So Far So Close.

The Indonesian keyboardist works his magic on eight unforgettable originals that touch on the best of that jazz-fusion band, as well as many others from the past, including a little Rush in Chad Wackerman’s (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth) excellent drumming.

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