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An impressive young guitarist, Jeff Barone has developed a strong reputation with his recordings (Crazy Talk and Open Up), live performances, and record producing. His playing invigorates the modern mainstream of jazz, swinging hard while looking forward. He was born in Syracuse, New York and remembers, “Early on I heard a Joe Pass recording, Virtuoso. I had a cousin who owned a music store and, when I was eight, my parents gave me a guitar for Christmas. That is how it all started.” Exposed to jazz by an uncle who was a bassist and a cousin who played jazz piano, he developed quickly
Track listing: I've Got My Eyes On You; Not A Care In The World/Shall We Dance; I Wish I were In Love Again; I Can't Tell You Why/I Walk A Little Faster; Chega de Saudade (No More Blues); Stars Would Fall; Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me); Black Cow; Ace In The Hole/Rap Tap on Wood; It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing/I Got Rhythm); You Must Believe In Spring; How High The Moon
Track listing: New York Attitude
by Rob Rosenblum
In the last year or so Good Times became the first jazz club in years to operate in Savannah, Forte Jazz Lounge sprouted up in Charleston and Middle C arrived in Charlotte. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra became a hub renamed to Charleston Jazz, providing both big band and small group concerts with unprecedented success. And, of ...
by Edward Blanco
New York-based and bred, tenor saxophonist Ray Blue is no novice but a veteran player who has not received the accolades he so deserves. Perhaps after laying down and documenting an incredible volume of music on Work, the spotlight will shine a little brighter on this unheralded player. A composer and educator, as well as one ...
by Rob Rosenblum
Some time in 1975 a box of records from the Mainstream label was dropped by my front door. I picked it up and began to open it with a mix of excitement and dread of having to face writing more record reviews. I saw an LP titled Windows with an unfamiliar cast of characters and put ...
by John Barron
With ample chops and a firm grasp on tradition, New York-based jazz guitarist Jeff Barone proves a capable leader, bringing fresh ideas to the straight-ahead realm. Open Up showcases the Syracuse native's relaxed approach on a hard-swinging set of standards and originals. Barone displays strong compositional skills on the up-tempo modal opener Duban's Groove," the Brazilian ...
by Nicholas F. Mondello
New York first-call guitarist Jeff Barone's Open Up creates a platform that covers a range of song types for the leader/composer and his colleagues--all aces--to work both as a terrific team and highly inventive soloists. There's everything here from Barone's beautiful solo strums to hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz. Barone's Duban's Groove," written for alto saxophonist Mike Dubaniewicz, ...