The Bay Area guitarist Mason Razavi brings his inimitable vision to songs from the Great American Songbook, where his influences from Joe Pass and Lenny Breau are never far from the surface, and he utilizes both picking and fingerstyle playing.
"Stompin' At The Savoy" starts the listen with plenty of warmth and playfulness, as Razavi navigates around his guitar with much skill, and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" follows with a romantic spirit that's heartfelt and radiant.
At the halfway mark, the stirring "But Beautiful" is full of soft melody, while "Days Of Wine And Roses" finds a dreamy place to reside with its cautious and poetic demeanor that makes this the album's best.
Close to the end, "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry" strums with a soothing meticulousness, and "They Can't Take That Away From Me" exits with a charming delivery of stunning guitar prowess.
Razavi handles archtop, nylon string acoustic and steel string acoustic guitars across the listen, and though you may have heard these songs before, they've never sounded like this, and you'll likely want to revisit them again and again.