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The Nate Najar Trio: I'm All Smiles

Read "I'm All Smiles" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

Nylon-string guitarist Nate Najar channels the creative and energetic spirit of the late, great guitarist Charlie Byrd on I'm All Smiles. The album features Najar alongside Steve Boisen on bass, Chuck Redd on drums and Duduka Da Fonseca on percussion. While Najar gives ample evidence of his advanced solo guitar ability, those moments are always carefully ...

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Nate Najar: The Cool Sounds of Nate Najar

Read "The Cool Sounds of Nate Najar" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

Despite a chic album cover reminiscent of 1950s west coast jazz, and a well groomed young guitarist to boot, there is less substance on the Floridian’s latest effort than there could be. Cool is definitely the word to describe Nate Najar’s second album as a leader on his own independent Blue Line jazz label. “Cool” can ...

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The Nate Najar Trio: Jazz Impressions

Read "Jazz Impressions" reviewed by Jim Josselyn

On “Jazz Impressions" the Nate Najar Trio takes us back to a dark, tiny, smoky, nightclub circa 1956. The question is, do we want to go there? From the opening lines of the Count Basie blues “Taps Miller" we can hear where the group is going, and haven't we all been there before? Najar's solo consists ...