...bouncing from note to note in what sounds like a particularly enjoyable session.
Germany guitarist Christian Eckert teams up with organist Gary Versace and drummer Matt Jorgensen to create a cross-Atlantic groove session. Recorded in New York during a November 2001 East-Coast tour, this CD features 3 original tunes as well as arrangements of tunes by Burt Bacharach, Horace Silver and Granz Lehar.
1. Wives and Lovers 5:38
2. Zephyr 8:04
3. I'll Never Smile Again 6:05
4. Where's My Wedding Ring 6:07
5. Embraceable You 7:48
6. Juicy Lucy 6:11
7. Your's Is My Heart Alone 3:45
Recorded in New York City, November 2001
Mixed and mastered by Jo Bartmes, Heidelberg, Germany
Photography by Matt Jorgensen
Layout & Design by John Bishop, OriginArts
All Music Guide (Adam Greenberg)
A transatlantic session between Gary Versace and Matt Jorgensen on the American side, and German guitarist Christian Eckert on the European side. The album is a mix of new compositions from Eckert and standards from around the jazz spectrum, from Gershwin to Bacharach to Horace Silver. Eckert has a sweet touch on the strings, bouncing from note ...
Archtop Germany (Staff)
Another very well done chapter of the guitar-organ-drums instrumentation. The trio managed to walk the tightrope between modern play and traditional sound. The CD impresses with varied pieces and tempi. Eckert's playing is wonderfully melodic and very creative. He dispenses with gimmicks in favor of strong lines. One always has the impression t ...