by Chris Spector
LARRY CORBAN/The Circle Starts Here: Mix some Wes Montgomery playing with Joe Pass chording and the ability to shift gears without missing a beat and you pretty sum up what this new jazz guitarist can deliver. Having honed his chops with a host of players from then and now as well and uptown and downtown, jazz guitar is in good hands here. This album zips along, well-paced, well played, and gives you that back in the day feeling from when there were producers that wanted to sell records but actually cared about what was on them. Heady stuff that doesn’t have to hit you over the head to impress you, Corban is really onto something good here with this set of almost all originals that keeps you hooked. Check it out.