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Product Description

Product Description

Reissue of a 2000 recording by the veteran Jamaican guitarist
Ernest Ranglin. Ranglin smoothly integrates traditional reggae and jazz
with his amazingly tight band which includes Antonio Hart, Warren Bernhardt
and Anthony Jackson.

Ernest Ranglin - (guitar), Antonio Hart - (saxophone), Warren Bernhardt -
(piano), Gary Mayone - (keyboards), Anthony Jackson - (electric bass),
Errol "Crusher" Bennett - (percussion), Steve Jordan - (drums)


Now in the sixth decade of his recording career, guitarist Ernest Ranglin, as displayed in Gotcha!, is the master at turning less into more. Using the simplest reggae and ska rhythms and the most basic hooklines for melodies, he turns the album into a wonderfully endearing and joyful set. Its component parts are easy to identify: an understated but insistent rhythm section of bassist Anthony Jackson, percussionist Errol Bennett and drummer Steve Jordan, a sweet-toned pianist in Warren Bernhardt whose solos bounce and romp around the rhythms, a groove-based organist in Gary Mayone to provide the funk, and a fine saxophonist in Antonio Hart to lay down some heavier jazz. Dominating them all is Ranglin himself, whose clean, ringing single-note runs suddenly pile into scrunched up chords and chiming arpeggios. Think Wes Montgomery, but on a Caribbean beach, and you get the idea. Yet when you put all these individual parts together, the whole is so much bigger. Each of the nine tracks has much to recommend, though "Way Back When" stands out for its glorious, echoing Ranglin riff, while "Moondance" (a Ranglin tune, not the Van Morrison one) is irresistibly catchy. In its seeming simplicity, Gotcha! overwhelms. --Simon Adams

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
wow wow 21 Oct 2001
By "irregu" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What appears to be a ska-lite or eazy listening reggae-jazz cd on first listening reveals itself as a deep groove! The deceptively simple melodies are a foil for exceptional solos and artistry. There is just good playing in abundance. It IS easy to listen to, and has a mature feel, but man, the more carefully I listen, the more I find that draws me in and back again. Moondance is exceptional stuff. A terrific little gem!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Awesome! 6 Sep 2004
By Jon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD is worth getting. I got this CD for over 17.99, and Amazon sells it cheaper. I listened to the CD over and over, and have never gotten sick of it. I have memorized the solos which are incredible by both the saxophones and the guitar. It really is a nice mix, since the sounds of the saxophone and guitar really blend together nicely. It also helps that the players have nice flowing solos, so the songs are upbeat and never get boring. Track 3, The Bubbler has a good solo by the saxophone who sounds exactly like Michael Brecker. This is a good buy!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Incredible! 6 Mar 2005
By Jonathan L - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is the group of reggae/jazz incredibles right here. Guitar mastermind Ernest Ranglin dazzles me and will never stop. First he recruits Antonio Hart, who probably is one of the greatest saxophonists living today, and has him blow the house down. His solos on all the songs are great. Ernest himself does quite a job himself, and matches all his solos. I'd have to say this is one of the only reggae cds I like. Take a listen to all the songs, you'll never get bored.

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A Master at Work 4 Aug 2009
By Karl W. Nehring - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ranglin's roots are in reggae, and Gotcha! has much more of a reggae feel to it than does his recording Old Solutions, which features more of a an African/World Music sound. However, Gotcha! is not really a reggae recording, it is a jazz recording with reggae at its core. Ranglin is a master at weaving his guitar around a melody, never seeming to be trying to impress, but always impressing with his inventiveness and exquisite sense of timing. It goes without saying that the engineering is first-rate, making this a disk that is highly recommendable both musically and sonically.
Very Nice Jazzy & Caribbean Mix! 27 Mar 2004
By Hans Castorp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Here we have a fine blend of sax, vibes, guitar, percussion, and some other varying instruments resulting in superb, rhythmic jazz flavored Jamaica sounds. Every piece is excellent, and there are some nifty guiter solos for the guitar buff! All in all, darn good. My only criticism is that the tunes and rhythms do get a bit repetitive, but still a 5-star piece!
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