Varady, Andreas / Quest, The
Album: Quest, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Varady, Andreas   Added:Mar 2018
Label:Resonance Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-04-08 Pull Date: 2018-06-10 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 29
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 28, 2018: Old Fart at Play

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-03-31
Reviewed: 2018-03-31
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Amazing third CD by this former child prodigy guitarist, this CD showcases his highly-developed skills as a composer, his rhythmic facility, and his ability to craft an astonishing flow of single-note lines while traversing chord changes. The band is versatile & tight in more ways than one: dad is on bass & his brother is on drums.
If You Like: Pat Metheny, Paul McCandless
1/ Lost Memories (1:11) – piano starts> uptemppo jam with chorus & stellar guitar overlay> quick fade
*2/ Radio Joint (8:48) – piano starts> uptempo hesitating jam> soaring guitar solo> sax, piano solo> midtempo jam> quick fade> false stop> fade
3/ Follow Me (11:05) – piano starts> midtempo jam mellows & builds in volume & intensity> piano solo swings uptempo, then mellows into slow jam> guitar solo swings back up & slows to fade
*4/ The Time Is Now (7:26) – guitar chords start> midtempo jam with beautiful interplay between guitar & sax slows> slow piano solo> slow fade
5/ Patience (1:14) – interesting slow reverse guitar solo
*6/ The Quest (7:15) – piano starts> slow off-kilter jam swells into midtempo jam> fluid guitar solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*7/ Story (7:34) – guitar starts> quiet & slow> slow jam builds to midtempo cresting & receding several times> fade
*8/ Her Dream (8:28) – guitar starts> midtempo jam> guitar solo swings into uptempo jam> slow fade
*9/ Radiska (8:56) – drums start> uptempo jam> guitar swings to fast tempo jam> sax, piano solo> fast jam> crescendo end
10/ Outro (1:54) – reverse guitar starts> slow jam> fade

Track Listing
1. Lost Memories   6. The Quest
2. Radio Joint   7. Story
3. Follow Me   8. Her Dream
4. The Time Is Now   9. Radiska
5. Patience   10. Outro