by John Barron
Larry Corban – The Circle Starts Here
2013 Self Published
A burning guitar trio led by Larry Corban, The Circle Starts Here features thirteen of the New York-based guitarist’s own tunes and a swinging version of “East of the Sun.” Corban is a no-nonsense player who can manage blistering chops without losing an in-the-pocket relaxed feel. This is best exemplified on uptempo pieces such as “Sideswiped” and “Enjoy the Ride.” Bassist Harvie S, who delivers an exquisite solo on “Bossa Barb,” and drummer Steve Williams add their collective expertise to the proceedings.