J. D. Naylor

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 943
Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (2,042 of 2,247)
Location: England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 943 - Total Helpful Votes: 2042 of 2247
The Real Note Vol. 2 ~ The Gascoyne O'Higgins Quartet
The Real Note Vol. 2 ~ The Gascoyne O'Higgins Quartet
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Whilst not quite reaching the heights of "Real note Vol 1" this is a highly enjoyable offering nevertheless. Accompanied by the same trio of Gascoyne (bass), Harvey (piano) and De Krom (drums) they offer up another set of contrafacts (new tunes written over existing chord changes) for your enjoyment. The emphasis on this album seems to be more on composition rather than showing of their jazz chops with extended solos. There are some excellent tunes with "Five moods" and "Autopsy" probably being the pick of the bunch as well as "Sophisticated Lady"(the actual tune) and it all ends with a scorching version of "Broadway" (again the actual tune itself)… Read more
Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciati&hellip ~ Eric Clapton
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not a ground breaking effort here from the great man but an enjoyable one nevertheless. Some quality songs and a host of guest performers lift this one considerably higher then the modest ambitions of "Old Sock". The music is in the blues tradition albeit with pop ,folk and country influences thrown into the mix. What it really cries out for are some serious blues licks from EC but the emphasis here is on the songs and not Clapton's guitar mastery.
A considerable improvement on his most recent effort and should keep the majority of Eric's regular fans content.
Trios Live ~ Joshua Redman
Trios Live ~ Joshua Redman
4.0 out of 5 stars Trios Live - live trio, 26 July 2014
After a couple of changes of direction Redman is back to exploring the trio format - this time its live. Recorded from three different venues (with varying sound quality) , this a warts and all record with little or no post production or editing.
Basically, what you hear live is exactly what you hear on this CD. Its by no means a straight ahead blowing session and the trio, take their time in shaping the direction of each tune with gradual interplay between sax, bass and drums. Harmonies are extended and many artistic liberties are taken with melodies however, it generally manages to stay on the melodic side of creativity rather than giving way to complete freedom.
This is… Read more

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