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Rich, round, restrained and refined, guitarist Jack Jezzro's latest album favors elegant taste; and yet, he keeps the session quite simple. Jazz standards are the solution for many situations. His cohesive trio makes them instantly recognizable, while applying a soft touch to all aspects. Wire brushes, lyrical, upright bass, and vocal-like, fingerstyle guitar melodies grace the album across the board. A few original tunes add an even fresher quality. "Rose Waltz," "Christina," "Jake's Tune" and "Jeanette's Day" are dedications to the guitarist's family, and serve as gentle reminders of his intentions. "My Funny Valentine" and "'Round Midnight" make a particularly emphatic impression. For those, Jezzro swings with heartfelt emotion and a looser sense of rhythm. Like a shot in the arm, Jack Jezzro's latest album rekindles a listener's affair with the American Popular Song.
Track Listing: Night and Day; No Greater Love; Christina; Dancing on the Ceiling; My Foolish Heart; Jake's Tune; Who Can I Turn To?; My Funny Valentine; Rose Waltz; Stella By Starlight; Prelude to a Kiss; Jeanette's Day; 'Round Midnight.
Personnel: Jack Jezzro- guitar; Jim Ferguson- bass; Jim White- drums.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com