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Genres: Blues, Jazz
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One of the best jazz guitar albums of the '90s
brown'sblues | Australia | 12/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Steve Masakowski is a fine composer and the five originals here ('Paladia', 'Burgundy', '(Voluntary) Simplicity', 'Headed Wes' and 'Ascending Reverence') show off his great talents. There are shades of Pat Martino and Joe Pass in the chromatic twists and harmonic depth to the lines yet they bear Masakowski's own signature. Most impressive of all is the time-feel that the guitarist possesses; even at blistering tempos (Kayak'), Masakowski has a relaxed, totally 'in the pocket' fluidity to his playing. Yet one listen to the exquisite rendition of 'Lush Life' and the beautiful melodic invention he brings to 'Emily', a solo tribute to his friend, Emily Remler shows that Masakowski is also a master at playing it straight at slow tempos. The band offer wonderful support throughout. Longtime running mates, David Torkanowsky on piano and Bill Huntington on bass (replaced on a few tracks by James Singleton) join Brian Blade on drums to make this album an essential addition to any jazz guitar fan's collection."