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draws upon all his musical influ- ences from around the globe and takes the listener on a sonic journey that begins with the opening track, “If Anything,” a majestic, sonorous piece featur- ing his guitar with endless layers of rich tone and never-ending sustain. The journey moves to the title track, “Tribolumines- cence” with its exotic, looping Indonesian Gamelan-like sounds that evoke the feeling of being in a village in Bali, and then to “Adinkra,” which is influenced by West African music, with Sum- mers playing all the drums and percussion. Summers retired early from a demanding career but found rewarding work in a similar field that provides con- tentment and a creative outlet. We wonder if he’d give it all up should that call come in once again from Sting and Stewart somewhere down the line. The group Night Ranger has sold more than 17 million re- cords worldwide and they were one of the first big video bands Watch Andy Summers perform at the Grammy Museum NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 64