Andrew Cheshire: Water Street Revival
Except for Cole Porter's "I Love You," Water Street Revival features the guitarist's original compositions. Cheshire's brief melodies are wrapped in interesting arrangements that change meter and tempo frequently. The system allows for much improvisation by each of the artists. The three drummers are tasteful in their choice of accompaniments, while the respective bassists pulse clearly and with variety. The pairing of vibes with guitar on the first four tracks produces a pleasant and distinctive sound. Cheshire's guitar gives us a vocal quality with which we can feel comfortable through both the lyrical ballad and the up-tempo burner.
Track Listing: Water Street Revival; Our World; Search for Truth; Sanashi; Jet; Thunder and Rain; Portrait of Ellsworth; June Song; Dock Street Blues; I Love You; Morning Song; Odessa; When I'm With You.Collective
Personnel: Andrew Cheshire- guitar; Bryan Carrott- vibes; James Weidman- piano; Lonnie Plaxico, Marcus McLaurine, Tyler Mitchell- bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Greg Bandy, Yoron Israel- drums.
Record Label: Joule Records