Ethan Sherman: Building Blocks

Guitarist Ethan Sherman puts together a subtle and nuanced trio with Chris Rolontz/b and Christian Euman for nine originals. One of the pieces, “Jungle Room” is interpreted at two different paces, but are both quite mellow in delivery, with soft tones and guitar string strums. The most turbulence comes from Euman as Sherman gets assertive on the electric guitar and effects on “Pretty Polly” and the team gets bluesy with Rolontz’s loping line on “Dangling.” Some pedals and guitar knobs are toyed with on “Positive Space” and “Snowshoe” with open spaces floating on “Norway.” Almost ambient, but with a dash of muscle flexing.

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