154

Pete McCann: Most Folks

Jerry D'Souza By

Sign in to view read count
Pete McCann: Most Folks Pete McCann confesses to a love of music from several different streams which influenced him as he was growing. The guitarist opens up a few of those influences on Most Folks with a skill which reveals him to be not only a good listener, but also a writer with the ability to build a striking composition that gets to the core. Yes, he works with jazz, which he can mesh with rock, but he also knows how to get grunge going as well. He also writes a warm ballad and uses a Latin vibe to broaden the scope of his palette.

McCann pays tribute to John McLaughlin, one of his guitar heroes, on "JM. The melody, as is always the case here, makes an immediate statement. McCann takes it out on jazz harmony, giving the rein to John O'Gallagher, who pushes invention into the creative high end with edgy, hypnotic lines on the alto saxophone. Then the guitar man rocks out, employing all the facets that make the genre riveting: bent notes, feedback and pulsing electrifying lines, intermeshed with heavy chord work.

McCann takes the acoustic guitar into a calmer atmosphere to explore the beauty of "Las Tias. The Latin tune flows softly, combining the beautiful rain of his notes with Mike Holober's piano, which shades the melody with shifts in tempo and pulse, adding to the attraction. The band bops to "Rack 'Em High. Holober skitters and runs round the melody, unleashing a welter of notes, spurred by Mark Ferber on drums. McCann then finds his rock muse in a charged attack that ups the frenzy, before a light ebb comes in from O'Gallagher to wrap things up.

Visit Pete MCann on the web.


Track Listing: Most Folks; Jojos Waltz; Rack Em High; Las Tias; About Face; Yes, My Friend; Hunter Gatherer; JM; Third Wheel; Split Decision; Worth.

Personnel: Pete McCann: electric and acoustic guitars; John OGallagher: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone; John Hebert: bass; Mark Ferber: drums, percussion; Mike Holober: piano.

Year Released: 2006 | Record Label: OmniTone | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Road to Forever CD/LP/Track Review Road to Forever
by Jack Bowers
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Avenida Graham CD/LP/Track Review Avenida Graham
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 27, 2017
Read TAI Fest #1 (Vol.1&2) CD/LP/Track Review TAI Fest #1 (Vol.1&2)
by Nicola Negri
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Goat Man & The House of the Dead CD/LP/Track Review Goat Man & The House of the Dead
by Dave Wayne
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Backlog CD/LP/Track Review Backlog
by James Nadal
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Acceptance CD/LP/Track Review Acceptance
by Tyran Grillo
Published: February 26, 2017
Read "Seven Storey Mountain V" CD/LP/Track Review Seven Storey Mountain V
by Karl Ackermann
Published: June 28, 2016
Read "Wet Paint" CD/LP/Track Review Wet Paint
by Nenad Georgievski
Published: November 15, 2016
Read "Montréal" CD/LP/Track Review Montréal
by Roger Farbey
Published: February 11, 2017
Read "Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny" CD/LP/Track Review Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
by Mark Sullivan
Published: May 13, 2016
Read "Meets Batida" CD/LP/Track Review Meets Batida
by James Nadal
Published: March 15, 2016
Read "Tributango" CD/LP/Track Review Tributango
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: December 13, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: Jazz Near You | GET IT  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!