by Rotcod Zzaj
Larry Corban – THE CIRCLE STARTS HERE: You can just feel the hip flowin’ through Larry’s guitar fingers on the jaunty little opener, “Sideswiped“…. it’s an “NYC” kinda’ hip, probably ‘coz that’s where Larry hails from. With bassist Harvie S & drummer Steve Williams, you’ve got a jazz trio that won’t stop anytime soon after this 14-song gem (13 originals & one cover). You’ll recognize in an instant on the bass-driven “Enjoy The Ride” that you’re listening to some of the best jazz players (yet) in the 21st century! It was the “strut” feel on “On The Sly” that got my vote for personal favorite… one of those too-cool tunes that won’t ever drop off the playlist. I give Larry & crew a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99.