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Wayne Brasel: If You Would Dance

Read "If You Would Dance" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Jazz guitarist Wayne Brasel was born and bred in California, and while currently living in Europe--where he teaches at the University of Stavanger in Norway--the west coast rhythms that tug his heart strings are alive and well in If You Would Dance, a collection of warm and inviting original compositions of relaxing light jazz. Except for the beautiful acoustic work on the soft and lovely “Oleo De Mujer Con Sombrero," and the finale piece “The Hermit," Brasel prefers the electric ...

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Album Review

Wayne Brasel: If You Would Dance

Read "If You Would Dance" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Guitarist Wayne Brasel's music reflects the West Coast lifestyle--or at least the stereotype that most people have of sunny California living. His clear, cleanly articulated guitar lines speak of gentle evenings by the water, and he has assembled a great cast of musicians to help shape these languorous compositions. Brasel and Peter Erskine have been acquainted since the drummer's days with Stan Kenton, and they've periodically worked together in different settings in the ensuing years. Through Erskine, Brasel was able ...


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