David Boswell - I Like That
listening to David Boswell's album I Like That one discovers his
affinity to Pat Matheny's music. No wonder, David was influenced by this
great musician. After a Pat Metheny concert he decided to start a career
as guitarist, attended the Grove School of Music in L.A. and played with
various rock bands. He also studied under Pat Metheny, Jack DeJohnette,
John Abercrombie and Dave Holland keeping the music of John Coltrane,
Keith Jarett and Miles Davis in sight.
David Boswell's style on I Like That is innovative and intensive. He directly captures the spirit of Pat Metheny's music and plays with the sultry and high appealing theme. Yes David, we recognize you. Jimmy Haslip adds his brilliant bass line.
Tightrope features sax legend Nelson Rangell with his remarkable and high energetic performance. The ideal addition to David's furious guitar play.
One also finds contemplative moments on this album like the mellow It's Possible following a melodic path and revealing Nelson's romantic vein. It wouldn't be a David Boswell album, when David and Nelson wouldn't fuse the melody with jazzy elements.
Awaken The Gentle Giant is David's second approach to Pat Metheny's music with great guitar sound and extensive use of the Roland GR-300 and GR-33 guitar synthesizers. I love it!
Some critics say about David Boswell that he uses his guitar like a voice. Did I Tell You is certainly a good example for this assumption. For every musician starts the career with Little Steps On A Long Road. David has certainly reached that degree of mastership all musicians are striving for.
Come And Get Me is a captivating tune with a great potential. The haunting riff will immediately infiltrate your brain and never leave it again. David calls it "a soundtrack to our adventures."
Across The Plains is David's personal soundtrack to the rides he shared with Rikki, an incredible young woman and a talented equestrian. Foremost it's definitely a great song.
In Westward Path David filters the essence of Western romantic. Instrumentation, arrangement and melody cry "Go West!". Shake 'n' Bake is the last extensive and epic tune on this album with all ingredients we love in Pat Metheny's music and now especially in David Boswell's music.
The album closes with radio edits of I Like That and Tightrope reminding us not to take the CD from our player.
Many factors speak well
for this excellent album, melodies, guitar sound, arrangement, the
nearness to Pat Metheny's music. Simply one of the best guitar albums of