John Goldie: John Goldie (2002)
There are thirteen tunes in the project with a running time of 41:13. There are four standards, "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "It's Not Unusual", "Revelation" and "Secret Love", all the rest are originals by John. The CD is a strong jazz offering, but you will also hear Celtic, blues, folk and a strong rhythm groove that almost lifts you right out of your chair. All the tunes are nicely arranged with strong melodies and inventive solos.
The beautiful ballad "the triste" was definitely my favorite with a haunting melody and then a great solo section with John dubbing in a background track. A short little tune of John's titled "Gird and Cleek" also intrigued me as I kept hearing it many hours after the CD was over.
John gets a beautiful sound from his Lowden acoustic guitar and also endorses AER Amplification and Picato strings.
John Goldie is definitely someone to keep your eye on as I'm sure you will hear a lot more from him in the future.
Track Listing: Slipstream, Hopscotch, The Linhe Fires, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Highland Fair, Paperchase, Butch Minds The Baby, It's Not Unusual, The Triste, Revelation, Lady Jane, Gird and Cleek, Secret Love
Personnel: John Goldie
Record Label: JONJO RECORDS