Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
This is a fresh take on jazz for the current generation.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a jazz fan in my 20's I appreciate finding a jazz artist who is obviously rooted in the jazz tradition, but also has a grip on the music of the current generation - such as hip-hop and so on. For anyone who can listen to Miles Davis, Tribe Called Quest, and Medeski Martin and Wood all in the same day, this CD is for you. Ellman's guitar style is reminiscent of Pat Martino and Grant Green, but only maybe in tone and timing. His lines are fresh and interesting, truly something his own. The tracks on Orthodoxy offer something for every jazz fan, from the groove oriented, turtable laced "Translator" to the soulful Coltraneish title cut, "Orthodoxy". My personal favorite is the closing piece - a beautiful duet rendition of Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count" with Ellman playing subtly accompained by pianist Vijay Iyer. In a time when too many jazz artists are relying on retro antics and samey melodies, Liberty Ellman is a promising addition to the jazz music community.K. Chumley- San Francisco"