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Another review for Jared Gold “All Wrapped Up”…

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New York based Jared Gold brings us a classic set on his forth Posi-Tone release. Ranging from straight forward hammond B-3 fair to more daring arrangements and feel, showing us just what he is capable of with the support of acclaimed Ralph Bowen on tenor saxophone, Jim Rotondi on trumpet and Quincy Davis on drums.

All Wrapped Up as a whole draws from different corners of organ lead jazz and the punchyMy Sentiments Exactly opens the progressive set with gusto. The interaction between the band comes out flying through this ever twisting and turning bebop style piece. Get Out Of My Sandbox steps up with a super cool swing and biting keys from Gold gives the track a lingering edge.

Slowing the pace with Piece Of Me, an intoxicating combo of Sax and Trumpet interplay create a lilting harmonic that draws the listener in to a dreamy sounds-cape underpinned by snappy B3 organ, stitched together by the technically easy feel that Davis brings on drums. Dark Blue follows on as a mid paced ballad. A late night dreamy vibe brought to life by Rotondi’s timing and perfect phrasing.

Mama Said is classic, funky and fun. A foot-tapping groover guaranteed to bring a smile before Saudades goes introspective and wistful, showcasing a well thought out arrangement and bringing a moment for Davis to show off his percussive flair. Just A Suggestion wraps up the set in style with Bowen letting go of the reins and Gold’s slinky playing acting as the perfect foundation.

The band really comes together here and the whole album exudes class from ever pour. A great set mixing classic combo arrangements with one foot in the future. A really sweet summer record.



Written by editor

June 19th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

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