Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday Music Muse day - Pat Martino, Matthew Stevens, Bob Wijnen, Anthon Wilson

Today's Sunday Music Muse Day falls on Super Bowl Sunday.  What better way to fill the time before the BIg Game, than to listen to good music.

First up is Pat Martino Formidable, the latest release from the jazz guitar legend.  His music is amazing as ever and totally inspiring when you consider the tragedy of his brain injury, resulting in him having to learn to guitar all over again.  I remarkable story, and man.

As side note, I just joined a Facebook group Play Jazz Guitar and they are featuring learning to play the tune Sunny, which Martino's version is well known to all jazz lover.

The next selection of young players fairly to me. Matthew Stevens Woodwork is a CD by a young guitarist I read about in an article on a jazz site and look him up on youtude.  The video was of two tunes on this CD, Ashes (one and two). I like the tunes and feel the live youtube version, which combines the two parts into one take is the better version Hopefully he'll release it on a future CD.

Next is Bob Wijnen NYC Unforeseen, a quartet by the young pianist, featuring Peter Bernstein on guitar, Dezron Douglas on Bass, and Billy Drummond on drums.  Bernstein and Drummond I've heard of, the other players are new to me.  But I like group, and it good to try new groups.

Last is Anthony Wilson Goat Hill Junket, a young guitarist fronting a large ensemble offering a nice energetic mix of jazz standard tunes and originals by Wilson.

All in all, a nice group of CDs for pre-game entertainment.  Enjoy.

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