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Sweet Georgia Peach
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Five years in the planning, Sweet Georgia Peach reveals Russell Malone's deep grounding in and appreciation for the long lineage of jazz guitarists. Add to this a wide range of sounds and styles, and you have an album full... more »
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Five years in the planning, Sweet Georgia Peach reveals Russell Malone's deep grounding in and appreciation for the long lineage of jazz guitarists. Add to this a wide range of sounds and styles, and you have an album full of both variety and cohesiveness. Favoring a pleasantly round, resonant tone (suggestive of both Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny), Malone gently swings, rocks, struts, and caresses on a number of original tunes and arrangements. His version of Monk's "Bright Mississippi" finds him and pianist Kenny Barron engaged in a finger-twisting duet. This smooth, hour-long CD showcases Malone's guitar voice and writing style, placing him solidly in the tradition, though, much to his credit, attempting to add something unique and individual to it. --Wally Shoup
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Interesting style--very palatable
David Cohen | Winnipeg | 06/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Malone's music is reminiscent of George Benson's early work, and as such there is a rich variability in his phrasings. Equally capable at playing ballads, as well as at breakneck speed, this music is a force to be reckoned with. He has the capability of becoming a premier mainstream artist for the 21 st century. Expect more great albums from this artist. It would be interesting to hear him paired with McCoy Tyner or Herbie Hancock for a session."
Jonathan L | United States | 03/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The CD here is probably Russell's best upbeat cd. Sweet Georgia Peach (the song) has a hard melody and nice solos. Bright Mississippi also is another great song on the cd. Ron Carter plays nicely. If you want slower songs, another great cd from Ray Brown that features Russell Malone on some songs is Ray Brown's Some Of My Best Friends Are Guitarists. On Heartstrings he goes all out and makes you wonder if he's human. Russell Malone is one of the most consistent guitarists I have ever seen. Live he played even better than on this cd. I recommend this to anyway who likes trio jazz or straight jazz in general. Below is a cd I recommend:
1. Bluebird (Benny Green (p), Russell Malone (g)) Nice soloing and nice time, shows their skill
P.S Please Check Out My Reviews On The Recommended CDs!"
Relaxed, assured and pleasure-full, a Sweet Peach of a CD
Jonathan L | 10/18/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The spectacular riffs and harmonics Russell Malone contributes to Roy Hargrove's Habana, Gary Bartz' Million Man Blues, Benny Green's Kalaidescope and to recordings of other featured artists are breathtaking. But THIS personal effort is nothing short of enchanting and eminently listenable throughout -- over and over again. Especially wonderful is his Song for Darius composed for his son and the tender beautiful things he does with the spiritual Swing Low Sweet Chariot. I have heard in live performances the special things he does with The Blues -- presenting a montage of every aspect of the art form in less than 10 minutes. I only wish he would include Blues on his next CD so I could take them -- him -- home with me."