With this, his third outing as a leader on HighNote guitar master Russell Malone returns with his talented quartet, featuring the potent pianism of Rick Germanson, the solid underpinnings of Luke Sellick on bass, and drummer-extraordinaire Willie Jones III. Malone possesses phenomenal technique, a warm luminous tone, an innate sense of swing, and his distinctive chording. The set consists of a wide range of songs including funk, ballads, uptempo hard bop performances and even a pop tune and a TV theme. Malone varies the instrumental textures and tone colors throughout to reveal his considerable inventive melodic art. This latest recording is further proof that Russell Malone is one of the top guitarists in jazz, here backed by a superb trio of masterful musicians.
RUSSELL MALONE, guitar • Rick Germanson, piano • Luke Sellick, bass • Willie Jones III, drums
TRACKS: Time for the Dancers • Leave It to Lonnie • The Ballad of Hank Crawford • There'll Be Another Spring • Pocket Watch • Theme from "Chico and the Man" • And So It Goes • Little B's Poem • Flowers for Emmett Till
Time for the Dancers
Little B's Poem
Theme from "Chico and the Man"