Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Pete McCann is one of several jazz guitarists reaching critical acclaim and creative high points in the 1990s. His style incorporates elements of the Sonny Sharrock and James "Blood" Ulmer electric avant-garde but also a h... more »
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Pete McCann is one of several jazz guitarists reaching critical acclaim and creative high points in the 1990s. His style incorporates elements of the Sonny Sharrock and James "Blood" Ulmer electric avant-garde but also a heap of influences traceable to guitarists as distinct as Jim Hall and Bill Frisell. McCann eases between quiet-to-soaring dynamic levels as surely as he rips into scrambly, distortion-tinged outbursts. His band is topnotch all the way, with drummer Matt Wilson giving the rhythms a sometimes hard pound and a sometimes slight prance the way Ed Blackwell did for Ornette Coleman's music. The subdued moments that show the guitarist's grace are here, especially on the opening to "Gone." But so too are the leaping free-bop excursions, which McCann seems expert at uncorking and letting pour. Based on this debut recording, Pete McCann's guitar is in full bloom and shows little sign of flagging. --Andrew Bartlett
I am prejudiced, I am his mother!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having watched and listened to this guy progress since childhood, one has no idea the rewarding feeling that I have for his works. I often wished I could have been inside his head as some of the licks were flowing forth. Jazz is truly his own, as his father prefers Country, and I usually chose Classical."
Great cd from a great new player
ken714 | nj | 06/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"pete mccann is something else! i first saw him with warfields bigband .he knocked me out . completely original and groundbreaking! this disk is a must for any fan of new jazz guitar players. can't wait for the next one!"
Timothy Orr | Oakland, Ca USA | 12/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Listening to spinner.com, I kept hearing things I liked on the new jazz channel...It kept being "Parable" by Pete McCann. After a few weeks of hearing it, i finally clicked through to amazon and ended up buying 2 copies. The CD had an even wider range of styles than I heard on the internet radio. Great job, keep it up. Kudos to the sax players on the CD, they are great too, and Matt Wilson's drumming shines."