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John Moriarty: Echoes

Read "Echoes" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Adopting a traditional, straight-ahead approach to the quartet, Irish guitarist John Moriarty gathered three established New York-based musicians for one day in the Bunker Studios, Brooklyn. The title suggests homage, and there is a hint of classic Blue Note in the leader's clean lines--evocative of guitarist Jim Hall--and in half of the songs that delve into jazz's past for inspiration. But that's only half the story, for Moriarty's original compositions have a slightly more modern feel. However, the success of ...