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Jonathan Kreisberg: Shadowless (2011)

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Jonathan Kreisberg: Shadowless Track review of "Twenty One"

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A nascent modern day guitar hero, Jonathan Kreisberg's sixth solo effort, Shadowless, glistens with multihued rays of light amid memorable material and technical brilliance. With his band generating solicitous support and soling mechanisms, the proceedings soar into the jazz cosmos on the sizzling "Twenty One."

Kreisberg's broad chordal vernacular is heartily emphasized, as he trades fours and spars with saxophonist Will Vinson
Will Vinson
Will Vinson
b.1977
sax, alto
. Featuring buoyant and odd-metered unison runs, Kreisberg weaves in between the rhythm section's fluid underpinnings, contrasted by his dynamic and tension-building licks. The guitarist remains busy, but it's all purposeful. He tears apart the primary melody with reverse-engineering processes, and cleanly articulates the storyline via mind-bending single-note leads.

The group delivers the knockout blow towards the finale, where the soloists stretch out largely within the upper register. And it's easy to discern that the performers were revved up for the occasion. Kreisberg makes every note count, to complement the synergistic interplay evidenced during the sum of these vividly moving parts.

Personnel: Jonathan Kreisberg: guitar; Will Vinson: saxophone; Matt Penman: bass; Mark Ferber: drums.

Record Label: New for Now Music

Style: Modern Jazz


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