Lloyd Gregory: Free Fallin (2003)
Gregory is precisely melodic without being boring. On his originals "The New Song," "Maya," and the title song, Gregory’s guitar sounds sumptuous and sensual, communicating richness and warmth. His take on the two standards comes across the same way. "Round Midnight is rounded out and straightened up and played very tradtitionally; "I Loves You Porgy" receives the same respect. Short on improvisation but long on melody and grace, Lloyd Gregory infuses even old standards with his 21st Century charm. Free Fallin’ ought to have broad appeal for all fans of smooth jazz.
Track Listing: The New Song; Jazz 4 Jasmine; Kermudgen; I Loves You Porgy; Free Fallin
Personnel: Lloyd Gregory
Record Label: Integy Records