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Paul Meyers: Paul Meyers Quartet featuring Frank Wess

Read "Paul Meyers Quartet featuring Frank Wess" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson


This is a very smooth outing from Paul Meyers, mixing standards--both the rather ripe ("I Cover The Waterfront") and the lesser-known (Billy Strayhorn's “Snibor")--with Meyers originals as showcases for his acoustic nylon string guitar. “Smooth" should not be taken to mean “smooth jazz": there is just the right amount of edge in the musicians' interaction to keep things interesting.Meyers' style is almost casually virtuosic, reflecting the easy skill of a session veteran whose credits span a vast stylistic ...

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Paul Meyers: Paul Meyers Quartet featuring Frank Wess

Read "Paul Meyers Quartet featuring Frank Wess" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Guitarist Paul Meyers' stated intention with Paul Meyers Quartet featuring Frank Wess was to create “a relaxed, straight-ahead jazz CD," and with the assistance of some delightful sax and flute from NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess he has succeeded admirably. The mix of standards and originals is thoughtfully put together and the end result is a feel-good and sophisticated album (which was originally released on Meyers' own PCM label in 2008). This is a rich, accessible recording. ...

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Paul Meyers: Paul Meyers Quartet Featuring Frank Wess

Read "Paul Meyers Quartet Featuring Frank Wess" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


This record, very simply titled, brings together two fine musicians. One is Paul Meyers, the stylish nylon-string guitarist who adorns the music of Jon Hendricks, and the legendary Frank Wess, a tenor saxophonist and flutist with perhaps the most burnished vocal styles on both instruments. This in itself, achieves a sort of Zen-like Nirvana while soaking in the exquisite exchanges between the two. Then to add the deeply moving, regal baritone of Andy Bey on “Lazy Afternoon" is like a ...

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Paul Meyers: Paul Meyers Quartet Featuring Frank Wess

Read "Paul Meyers Quartet Featuring Frank Wess" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


Guitarist Paul Meyers's list of credits reads like a Who's Who in Jazz: a versatile and elegant player who is much in demand, he tours and teaches and has led or co-led ten CDs. Yet for some reason, prior to this there were no Meyers reviews among the 23,000 that are archived at AllAboutJazz.com. This is unfortunate, since Meyers is clearly one of the best guitarists and composers around, a fact which is immediately evident on the CD, Paul Meyers ...


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