likely influenced his outlook on music, and the technical aspects of his playing, his sound bears little resemblance to that of his teacher. In fact, the timbral and tonal qualities inherent in some of Pat Metheny
is the final piece of the puzzle, and he brings his passionate solo voice to the fore on this project. The results are spectacular when Blake and Canter cross their sonic streams with one another, but they sound even better when they lock in on a melodic phrase together and ride over the waves of sound provided by the organ and drums.
While the title of this record might appear to be somewhat redundant at first glance, it's actually a perfect explanation of Canter's on-the-edge-of-your-seat music. Urgency Of Now eschews all the obvious, placing the guitar-organ combo in a new light, while spotlighting a promising up-and-comer in the jazz guitar category.
Track Listing: Dialogue; Meet Me Halfway; Settle Down; A Long Way From Home; Transitions; With Eyes Closed; Marina Del Rey; Urgency Of Now.
Personnel: Brent Canter: guitar; Seamus Blake: tenor saxophone; Adam Klipple: organ (1, 4-7); Pat Bianchi: organ (2, 3, 8); Jordan Perlson: drums.