by George Fendel
The Circle Starts Here; Larry Corban, guitar.
The first thing a jazz guitarist can do to get a “thank you” from me is to simply make the guitar sound like a guitar. Corban passes test #1! In addition, he can alternately lay down sizzling tempos and deliver ballads with ease. His trio consists of Harvie S., an in-demand New York bassist, and Steve Williams, drummer for many years for no less an artist than Shirley Horn. Corban’s writing runs the gamut from quirky and quick to sultry and subtle. Impressive guitar chops can be found here!
Nabroc Records; 2013; appx. 55 minutes.