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Wayne Krantz
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Wayne Krantz
Title: Signals
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Enja
Release Date: 5/25/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 063757604822

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Exuberant, exciting, creative masterpiece
Andrew Bowers | 09/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an exciting original work by a very creative artist and performer. The flow of the music is hypnotic and full of energy. The sound expresses both breadth and depth of character and range. It is a "must" for jazz enthusiasts. Mr. Krantz's work is technically precise and musically unmatched."
Too much fuzack!
Andrew Bowers | Glen Burnie, MD USA | 12/17/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Wayne Krantz is an exceptional talent and the solo pieces on this CD are first rate. But the tracks with the band just reek of the hell that is smooth jazz. "Two Drink Minimum" is a much better choice for the uninitiated."
A breath of fresh air
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 05/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a breath of fresh air for a jazz enthusiast like myself. For me it's a new album even if it's been recorded in 1990. Anyway Wayne's guitar playing sounds really fresh and new even fifteen years after the recording of this album. His music is a sort of electric jazz very melodical but at the same time complex especially rithmically. The album is composed of combo tunes and of tunes where Wayne plays by himself. I can say that his approach to guitar playing is very deep harmonically, but he excels really in the rhytmic stuff. Not talking about comping stuff, I'm saying that he is great rhytmically in both phrasing and comping and evething in between the two ways of playing. Something you can't say of a lot of guitar players which usually are not so forward in terms of subdivisions. Even when Wayne plays by himself he is fantastic rhythmically ,,, you really have to hear him for yourself. And even when he plays with the band he gives and take a lot of rhytmic inputs. His style is very rich and dense. The album is very entertaining and melodical. A must have for the jazz (and jazz guitar) enthusiast. He plays his own music caught between his friend Mike Stern'stuff (less hendrixesque) and Pat Metheny (but without Pat's chromatic idiosyncrasies). He is a really new voice in Jazz guitar, probably the best I have heard recently. Catch him if you can."