HighNote is happy to welcome Russell Malone, one of the most gifted guitar players to emerge in recent years, to its roster. Russell first worked with master Jazz organist Jimmy Smith in 1988, and between 1990 and 1994 toured with Harry Connick, Jr. During the late nineties Malone toured internationally with Diana Krall, receiving critical acclaim in his role as Diana's right hand both in concert and on her recordings. Malone seems comfortable in a variety of settings, performing with such diverse artists as Branford Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jack McDuff, John Hicks, Freddie Cole, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Barron, Roy Hargrove, Cyrus Chestnut and Patti Austin. Malone was also a featured performer in Robert Altman's 1996 film "Kansas City." From his first recordings as a leader on Columbia in 1992 to his HighNote debut, Russell Malone has proven himself to be the consummate musician capable of both swinging hard and caressing a ballad like few guitarists today can.
RUSSELL MALONE, guitar • Rick Germanson, piano • Gerald Cannon, bass • Willie Jones III, drums
TRACKS: Soul Leo • Love Looks Good On You • The Elder • Ellie's Love Theme • Your Zowie Face • Mirrors • Amsterdam After Dark • Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing • Suite Sioux
TT = 51:37
Love Looks Good on You