by C. Michael Bailey
Argentinian guitarist Pablo Bobrowicky has a beautifully unadorned and organic tone, as naked as an electrified guitar can be. He makes it a point not to hide behind reverb, sustain, or overdrive, producing a plectrum sound halfway between electric and acoustic. On Southern Blue, his fourth Red Records recording as a leader, Bobrowicky returns to the trio format he so successfully led on 2001's Where We Are (Red Records), spinning out an excellent collection of standards and originals, rendered like ...read more
by John Kelman
For his third album on the Italian Red label, Argentinean guitarist Pablo Bobrowicky relocated to New York City, recruiting the increasingly ubiquitous pianist Edward Simon and bassist Eric Revis, along with drummer Bruce Cox. The resulting set demonstrates Bobrowicky's supple tone and tastefully executed conception.
In a recent interview pianist Marc Copland described guitarist John Abercrombie as a direct descendant of Jim Hall's approach to guitar--he thinks about what he's going to play before he plays it, what ...read more
by Mark Corroto
Writing about jazz is made more difficult when you are presented with a nearly perfect recording. What can you say about Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue or John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme ? Because the recording is itself complete, words fail. I go to a tried and true method (with close friends only, please), buy the record, if you hate it, I’ll give you your money back. Although my words have, the refund policy has never faltered.
I’m tempted to ...read more