George Cotsirilos

Variations

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Jason Bivins, Cadence

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This is quietly accomplished, mainstream guitar stuff. With solid and slightly understated rhythm work, Cotsirilos’ buoyant playing and generally sunny lyricism generally shine. After the brisk, at times dense work of the opener, the slightly lazy “I Know You Know” brims with some fine post-Wes octaves and hints at the melody for “Blame It On My Youth.” At times Cotsirilos has just the slightest trouble on his double-time runs but in general his playing impresses. Fisher is solid in support, with well-structured harmonic accompaniment and some occasionally fine solos. Marabuto is a fairly laidback player, one whose style suits the choice of material: the slightly lazy acoustic ballad “Doce Presenca” or the waltz-time “Sambrosia,” the laconic “Blues for the J Man” (with some tasty intervallic work from the leader), and the affectionate reading of “But Beautiful.” Things are more engaging when they make some moderate rhythmic mischief, as with the stop-time moments built in to the ballad “Chimera,” the quirky semi-samba “1937,” and the jaunty, ebullient closer, which occasionally reminded me somehow of mid-1970s John Abercrombie. Generally well done, even if it’s hard to get worked up over something so chilled out.






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