Dave Bernstein is one of the best jazz guitarists around, equally at home in both straight ahead/bop and traditional blues. This eclectic CD is a wonderful introduction to a fantastic musican who is not well known outside the San Francisco area.
The range of tunes included on this CD are astonishing. Simple, traditional solo guitar blues pieces like Extemporaneous" and its adverbial counterpart Extemporaneously" stand as contrast to rarely performed works such as Cecil Taylor's Louise" and Bud Powell's Oblivion." Frank Loesser's Moon of Manakoora," a very interesting tune, receives perhaps its only recording in a jazz arrangement ...read more