Gordon, John William / John William Gordon
Album: John William Gordon   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gordon, John William   Added:Jan 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-26 Pull Date: 2006-04-30 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 30 Apr 23 Apr 16 Apr 2 Mar 12 Mar 5
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2006: John Gielgud
Belly's Bounce
4. Apr 17, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Belly's Bounce
2. May 19, 2006: Memory Select
Harm Alarm, Belly's Bounce, Distillery
5. Apr 16, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder
3. Apr 28, 2006: Memory Select
Ripper Snapper
6. Apr 14, 2006: Memory Select
Belly's Bounce

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-02-19
Jazz guitar with a slightly twisted sense. Accessible stuff but with oddball modern composing and lost of quirks in the solos. It's got that relaxing jazz-guitar sound but throws it into a spiky, attitude-laden setting. The band is just a trio (with drums and acoustic bass) so the guitar gets plenty of time to stand out. And yes, it does swing at times. Intriguing and fun.

Btw, this is a local guy who uses his middle name because there have been multiple other "John Gordons" in music over the decades. He's not the same as any of them.

1- Playful mid/fast, with a stiff marching beat. Lots of zingy small riffs and harmonics tossed around on guitar.
2- Mid/fast syncopated theme, a bit cartoony, into more conventional guitar jazz
3- Fast squiggly intro into some rockin' measures ... settles into a midtempo bluesy feel with continued guitar nervousness
4- Maddening clock-tick drums under a quirky, heavy swing.
5- Perky march
6- Easygoing mid/fast, a bit swingy
7- Sneaky groove riff with bright soloing; midtempo feel
8- Rapid jazz groove. Bouncy and catchy.
9- Wistful and even pretty. Midtempo.

Track Listing
1. Harm Alarm   5. 6 Las
2. Distillery   6. Bamboozelama
3. Quidnunc Mo   7. Ripper Snapper
4. Folly Stroll   8. Belly's Bounce
  9. That Old Dream