Bryan Anderson -
Slow Your Roll
recently wrote a review about Bryan Anderson's album Beaufort
Avenue. This album is his second release in 2005. Similar like
Beaufort Album this isn't a bass album although Bryan is foremost a
The album starts with The
Call featuring John Rekevics on saxophone. If the term
Smooth Jazz would be unknown one could call the music style Smooth
Funk. Barnaby Finch plays a short but powerful keyboard solo. Barnaby
is a touring
member of Lee Ritenour's band since 1982. He also performed with such
illuminates like Tim Weisberg, George
Benson, Pat Kelley, Kazu Matsui, Marlena Shaw, Ronnie Laws, Pressure,
Lionel Richie, Earl Klugh, Kenny Rogers and Eric Marienthal.
Compare the title
song Slow Your
Roll with a
perfume. There is a first and a second scent but the melody is
fleeting too soon. Famous smooth jazz guitarist Richard Smith plays
a flying visit. He should play the leading role.
is really sweet like Coca Cola. The softness of Bob Boss' guitar, John
Rekevics' sax and Barnaby Finch's keys is unbeatable. Bob Boss is
freelancing with several bands in San Diego including work with
Seahawk, Dave Pike, Marguerita Page and Holly Hofmann.
Some Bossa flavor is
served with Special
Love. I love Peter
Sprague's guitar play. Peter is a passionate performer of Brazilian
music since the time of his former group "BrazilJazz".
It's isn't easy to
explain with words why Richard Smith is such a special guitarist, just
trust your ears and you will understand. Jamaica
perfectly tailored for him. This song in without any doubt the
highlight of this album.
One Step Closer
is featuring Tripp Sprague, Peter Sprague's brother, on sax.
He performed with Kenny Loggins, Mose Allison, Smokey Robinson, The
Four Tops, The Temptations, Kim Carnes and Todd Rundgren.
All Smitty's in the
world will like Smitty's
the rest too. A sultry melody introduced by Barnaby Finch on piano and
Tripp Sprague. Very laid back in the beginning and virtuoso in the end. Don't
miss the jazz Tuesday Paul Carman, Barnaby Finch and Marshall Hawkins
at Café Aroma in Idyllwild, if you are a fan of acoustic jazz.
Peter Sprague (guitar) and Barnaby Finch (keys) are creating a wonderful
which reminds me at Peter White's style.
is the quintessence of joy and ease. A flowing rhythm and attractive
How do musicians work
with the loveliest tone they can hear? They recorded the laughter of
their babies. That's
My Baby is a
nice example for a good realization. Kevin Esposito (trombone) and
Evan Marks (guitarist of Fattburger) are rising
the song to a higher level.