Author: George W. Harris

Adam Rudolph: Morphic Resonances

Seven compositions by Adam Rudolph are presented in a variety of forms on this album that mixes classical, folk and jazz sensibilities. Two pieces by the Mementa String Quartet are 13 minute excursions with “Morphic Resonances” producing melancholic Bartok moods…

Benji Kaplan: Chorando Sete Cores

A mix of Brazilian moods with chamber woodwinds are created by composer Benji Kaplan on this pastoral album with Anne Drummond/fl, Remy Le Boeuf/cl-bcl and David Byrd-Marrow/frhn with the leader on nylon string guitar. The pieces mix dancing clarinet and…

Jeff Dingler: In Transit

Bassist Jeff Dingler forms a flexible quartet with Brad Shepik/g, Lou Rainone/p, Gusten Rudolph/dr and guest Josh Bailey/perc on eight pastoral pieces. Dingler’s touch is authoritative, bearing down on the bopping “Merkato Navigation” and creating an exotic cadence as Shepik…

Justin Piper: Transcend

Guitarist Justin Piper delivers a gorgeously pastoral mix of sounds that blend jazz, world and folk. His touch is warm, forward thinking and clean, gracefully upbeat on “Through Composed” and richly textured for “Mahavishnu’s Lullabye.” His picking is delicate and…

Peter Ward: Blues On My Shoulders

Peter Ward delivers plenty of blues hues with a rotating crew of buddies which include Ronnie Earl/g, Sugar Ray Garcia/harp and Sax Gordon Beadle/sax as well as a rhythm team of Bob Berry-Joe Delia-Mudcat Ward/b, George Dellomo-NeilGouvin/dr,  Anthony Geraci-Rusty Scott/key…