Paul Bollenback: InvocationBy
As with his earlier work, this outing showcases Bollenback's sterling chops, bluesy sensibility, dry-toned delivery and unerring ear for reharmonizations and arrangements: "Emily" is a vehicle for world-class chord soloing; "Alter Ego" exhibits a nice balance of simultaneous comping and single-note lines; "Dancing Leaf" boasts a compelling melody, fleshed out with a seamless pastiche of fluid phraseology; and the intro to "Everything Must Change" proves Bollenback to be a subtle touch across a gamut of guitar textures. It's all summed up by "Invocation, Part I", the centerpiece that surpasses its compositional constraints to become an exploration and expansion of shared emotion.
Dancing Dancing Leaf; Alter Ego; How Deep is the Ocean; Everything Must Change; Invocation, Part 1; Invocation, Part 2; Emily; Songline; After the Rain.
Paul Bollenback: guitar; Randy Brecker: trumpet, flugelhorn; Victor Lewis: drums; Ed Howard: bass; Chris McNulty: vocals.
Title: Invocation | Year Released: 2008 | Record Label: Elefant Dreams Records
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