Monday, February 18, 2013

Ximo Tébar

This is an easy set to enjoy. Guitarist Ximo Tebar has a style in the tradition of Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, and early George Benson without copying his predecessors. Teaming up with organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and drummer Idris Muhammad, Tebar performs standards and basic originals in a relaxed, bluish, and swinging fashion. Veteran altoist Lou Donaldson comes close to stealing the show during his three appearances ("Laura," "Midnight Creeper," and "Blues Walk"), but Tebar remains confident and rises to the occasion. Fans of mid-'60s soul-jazz organ dates will find much to enjoy here.
Scott Yanow

Ximo Tébar
Goes Blue


1 Goes Blue (Tebar) 6:04
2 I Love You (Porter) 6:01
3 Laura (Mercer, Raskin) 5:53
4 Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini) 7:56
5 Invitation (Kaper, Webster) 8:22
6 Midnight Creeper (Donaldson) 6:31
7 Come to Me (Tebar) 7:35
8 Blues Walk (Donaldson) 6:41

Ximo Tebar - g
Dr. Lonnie Smith - org
Idris Muhammad - dr
Lou Donaldson - as [#3, 6, 8]

Recorded live in Madrid, November 1998.


Melanchthon said...

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Augusto said...

your blog is amazing
thanks four your incredible cds

Bill said...

New to me, but with Lonnie,Lou and Idris, it`s gotta be GOOD! Thank you.