Friday, October 7, 2016

Bruce Forman - Pardon Me !

This is an excellent cd, a bit more modern than some of the other Forman recordings I've heard to date. Deeply rooted in the bebop idiom, Forman reveals other sides of his playing here, including a profound debt to Coltrane and an awareness of "outside" playing in his improvisation. Both the opener, "Countdown" (a Coltrane classic), and the title tune — a Forman original — exhibit the agility of the guitarist and testify to the close interplay between Forman and his drummer. At the other end of the range we find Forman's straightforward tribute to Wes Mongomery in "Blues for We"s, and "Skylight", a gospel-like jazz waltz where pianist Billy Childs' Bill Evans-influenced playing provides a nice counterpoint to Forman's statement. The standards "Autumn Leaves" and "I Hear a Rhapsody" are both first-takes, and receive a fresh and loose treatment by the group. Especially the latter is interesting, prefiguring the sort of bebop-with-an-edge explorations found on the younger guitar-wizard Kurt Rosenwinkel's later album, Intuit (CrissCross).
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Bruce Forman
Pardon Me !

Tracks

1 Count Down (Coltrane)  3:31
2 Skylight (Forman)  5:06
3 Pardon Me (Forman)  6:03
4 I Thought About You (Mercer, VanHeusen)  5:41
5 Blues For Wes (Forman)  4:12
6 Picture Window (Forman)  6:02
7 Autumn Leaves (Prévert, Kosma)  5:54
8 Once Again (Liebman)  4:14
9 I Hear A Rhapsody (Baker, Gasparre, Bard, Fragos)  4:02 

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Personnel
Bruce Forman - g
Billy Childs - p
Jeff Carney - b
Eddie Marshall - dr

Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco ; October 1988

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Geoviki said...

Looks good, thanks!

danair said...

Nice post Mel,thanks very much.

wouter said...

thank you for this welcome upgrade, mel!

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel !

deGallo said...

Wonderful! Thank you.

bhowani bhowani said...

Thank you, Mel !!

rowgatien said...

Thank you!

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks