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Will Bernard


Just Like DowntownJust Like Downtown

Will Bernard - guitar
John Ellis - tenor sax & bass clarinet
Brian Charette - organ
Rudy Royston - drums

Tune in to the tasteful message of guitarist Will Bernard as he debuts on Posi-Tone with his new album "Just Like Downtown." Employing a wide palette of styles and sounds, this gifted instrumentalist makes a bold statement of purpose with a powerful one-two punch of stunning musicianship and an exciting collection of new original compositions. Will Bernard definitely holds his own with some of the heaviest cats on the scene today because the date also features an inspired cast of sidemen, including the harmonic genius of organist extraordinaire Brian Charette, the explosive tintinnabulations of drummer Rudy Royston, and versatile reedman John Ellis. The swing is most definitely the thing, and this session is definitely straight ahead with some hard hitting highlights, but serious listeners will appreciate that the original compositions are also elegantly lyrical and brilliantly evocative of a more modern jazz sensibility that is sure to delight jazz fans everywhere.