|Gordon, John William / John William Gordon|
|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|
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.