Jason Campbell: Live & Unveiled (2009)
The trio swings on numbers such as "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "The Sidewinder" with echoes of the veteran units who put those lovely songs on the map. Each of the three artists puts a fresh outlook on these classic pieces, as the guitar skyrockets with enthusiasm, the organ pumps up a firestorm with its unique texture, and the drum set cascades upon a solid foundation that's ever-changing in its approach. George Benson's "Low Down & Dirty" falls into place as a mood piece that ripples under the skin with head-shakin' feelingscan't help getting caught up in that one.
Campbell's trio plays music for the soul, music to remember, and music that unwinds those taut "guitar strings" that are carried around with us in the form of headaches or just plain old depression. He and his band mates provide a permanent cure for the blues and a big boost for optimism.
Track Listing: The Sidewinder; Segment; Old Folks; Baby, It
Personnel: Jason Campbell: guitar; Darren Heinrich: organ; Andrew Dickeson: drums.
Record Label: Self Produced