Dave Juarez -][- ROUND RED LIGHT -(MP3)- [Post-Tone Records, 2011] –Album Review –
With his debut recording composer/guitarist Dave Juarez turned left from center to record “ROUND RED LIGHT” and join the promising and compelling new voice in jazz Post-Tone Records. The LA based label has caught the eyes, ears and attention of young, creative and innovative musicians globally by the dozens and Dave Juarez is positively one artist I’m sure jazz enthusiast on the modern jazz tip will absolutely love!
“MONTPELLIER VIEW” opens this exciting yet playfully invigorating romp of this nine song collective features Seamus Blake – tenor sax, John Escreet – piano, Lauren Falls – bass and Bastian Weinhold on drums breathe life into this mesmerizing journey.
The title “ROUND RED LIGHT” is a ballad showcases the Barcelona native’s sensitive, tonality and ability to chronicle the attributes of players like Benson or Montgomery with grace and symmetry.
At the third position, there’s “LONELY BROOKLYN.” It burns with rapid speed and dexterity, the infallible interplay by the ensemble employs Juarez’s poetic, generous and unsurpassed chops effortlessly. Continue reading