May 9, 2019
New York jazz guitarist Larry Corban emerges on a new recording with the Aperturistic Trio on his Gibson L-5 guitar with a blend of swing on up-tempo burners and tender lyricism on relaxed ballads. A fine addition to the ‘quartet’ is Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax on four of the songs. According to Bill Milkowski, ‘The music is on the cusp of straight-ahead jazz in the present moment with an intentional nod towards the mid 60’s Blue Note era.’
The ensemble is Larry Corban – guitar, Harvie S – upright bass, James Weidman – piano, Steve Williams – drums, and Jerry Bergonzi – tenor saxophone.
The tracks are Sea of Fire, Table Steaks, Observer Effect, Soon to Be, Never Let Me Go, On the Fly, Non-Determinism, and You and the Night and the Music.
As the liner notes say, ‘Swing is in! All over the world, from Manhattan to Moscow, audiences these days are embracing the sound of big band jazz that gets listeners up from their seats and out moving on the dance floor.’ While listening to this super recording it is next to impossible to stay seated – you’ll be up and dancing like old times! Grady Harp, May 19