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Critical Jazz reviews Brent Canter “Urgency of Now”…

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www.criticaljazz.com Creating your own distinctive voice. Brent Canter has just raised the bar if not slightly altered the rules for the organ based 4tet in modern jazz. Canter is a student of the great Kenny Burrell and perhaps the biggest surprise for most would be there is minimal musical resemblance throughout Urgency Of Now. If a musical frame of reference is a must and sometimes they are ...Read More

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March 20th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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Peter Hum on Brent Canter “Urgency of Now”…

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blogs.ottawacitizen.com Guitarist Brent Canter’s CD Urgency of Nowis an aprtly titled update on the organ-guitar-drums lineup that really took off five decades ago thanks to Jimmy Smith and his peers. But Back To The Chicken Shack this most definitely ain’t. Canter, 25, offers eight catchy originals that pull liberally from rock, fusion, pop, funk and Indie rock. A Los Angeles native who st ...Read More

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November 1st, 2011 at 7:37 am

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ejazznews reviews Brent Canter “Urgency of Now”…

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ejazznews.com A testimonial from guitar legend Kenny Burrell in the album notes emphasizes that young guitarist Brent Canter’s ability to infuse strong melodies, the element of surprise, and outstanding technical faculties into his musicality becomes clearly evident on his debut album. In effect, Canter offers a many-sided view, featuring sympathetic support from venerable saxophonist Seamus Bla ...Read More

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October 12th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

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JazzWrap on Brent Canter “Urgency of Now”…

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jazzwrap.blogspot.com Brent Canter: Urgency Of Now Brent Canter (guitar) Urgency Of Now (Posi-Tone Records; 2011) Seamus Blake (sax) Adam Klipple (organ) Pat Bianchi (organ) Jordan Perlson (drums) I really have gained a deeper appreciation this year for the guitarist. In recent months I have continually stumbled onto guitars who are either constructing something new through the instrument. Or ...Read More

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September 4th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

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Lucid Culture on Brent Canter “Urgency of Now”…

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lucidculture.wordpress.com Brent Canter’s Urgency of Now Drives Its Point Home Don’t let the endorsement fool you: Kenny Burrell is a fan of jazz guitarist Brent Canter, whose latest album Urgency of Now is out onPosi-Tone.  And the elder statesman is on to something. As with virtually every jazz guitarist, it’s no secret that Canter has listened to Burrell –  but he doesn’t ape him. ...Read More

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August 11th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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SomethingElse! reviews Brent Canter “Urgency of Now”…

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somethingelsereviews.com With a tone resembling Kurt Rosenwinkel‘s but with the soft touch of Jim Hall, Brent Canter’s soulful maneuverings display the lessons he learnedfirst hand from Kenny Burrell. And by the way, who won this year’s ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award? That’s right, Brent Canter.   The L.A. native who attended UCLA on a music scholarship (where he got to study under ...Read More

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August 11th, 2011 at 10:09 am

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Dan Bilawsky reviews Brent Canter “Urgency of Now”…

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allaboutjazz.com Red flags usually pop up the minute an organ is spotted on the personnel list of a record. Regardless of the quality of the music, the direction is often set in stone, with bluesy Jimmy Smith-style swing dominating the proceedings, but that doesn’t always prove to be true. In fact, guitarist Brent Canter’s Urgency Of Now might be the least derivative organ-based da ...Read More

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August 1st, 2011 at 2:36 am

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Outside Inside Out reviews “End of the Tunnel” and “All Wrapped Up”…

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outsideinsideout.wordpress.com Ok, so the final installment of this 3 part series of new records from Posi-Tone is finally making its conclusion.  I was originally gonna finish this up with a single review of Jared Gold’s All Wrapped Up, but a couple weeks after I got that record I received David Gibson’s End of the Tunnel.  Since they both feature the same rhythm section (Gold on B3 and Q ...Read More

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July 23rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

The Jazz Word on Brent Canter “Urgency of Now”….

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thejazzword.blogspot.com Guitarist Brent Canter performs original jazz with a rock and funk edge on Urgency of Now, his debut release for Posi-Tone Records. The California native, now based in New York, astonishes with lyrical melodies over infectious grooves. Even the odd-metered pieces “Meet Me Halfway” and “Marina Del Rey” flow freely with a propulsive vigor. As a soloi ...Read More

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July 19th, 2011 at 9:28 am

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Richard Kamins reviews Brent Canter “Urgency of Now”…

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www.steptempest.blogspot.com Guitarist-composer BrentCanter, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, wisely titled his debut recording for Posi-Tone Records “Urgency of Now.” One can hear he has a story to tell and is so ready to tell it.  Joined by his working Trio ofAdam Klipple (organ) andJordan Perlson (drums) as well as special guests Pat Bianchi (organ on 3 tracks) and ...Read More

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July 12th, 2011 at 10:09 am

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