|Gordon, John William / John William Gordon|
|Album:||John William Gordon||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Gordon, John William||Added:||01/2006|
|Add Date:||2006-02-26||Pull Date:||2006-04-30||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||30 Apr||23 Apr||16 Apr||2 Apr||12 Mar||5 Mar|
|1.||Jul 22, 2006:||John Gielgud |
|4.||Apr 17, 2006:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|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 |
|6.||Apr 14, 2006:||Memory Select |
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.
|1.||Harm Alarm||5.||6 Las|
|3.||Quidnunc Mo||7.||Ripper Snapper|
|4.||Folly Stroll||8.||Belly's Bounce|
|9.||That Old Dream|