First Impressions

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Jimmy Herring: Subject to Change Without Notice

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Jimmy Herring Subject to Change Without Notice Abstract Logix 2012 With his first record since his stunning 2008 debut as a leader, Lifeboat (Abstract Logix), guitarist Jimmy Herring capitalizes on that album's strengths and ups the ante even further on Subject to Change Without Notice, featuring a core group of players with all the chemistry he needs, and some high-powered guest artists to ratchet things up even further. By Alan Bryson My favorite groups and albums often have this in common: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Jimmy ...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Peter O'Mara: My Time

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Peter O'Mara My Time Marangani Records 2012 Australian guitarist Peter O'Mara is a thirty year veteran of the German jazz scene, and given his association with Klaus Doldinger's Passport that spans two decades, I was curious what direction his solo album My Time (Marangani Records, 2012) would take. By Alan Bryson Tasteful restraint, a mellow after hours sound that represents an appealing alternative to smooth jazz. It's an album (four covers, six original titles) that works well as mood music, yet the interaction is energetic and intricate, and the solos are imaginative, ...



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