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The aptly titled “Right On Time” is a great jazz achievement.

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Ken Fowser – Right On Time – Posi-Tone Records PR8191 56:02 ***** 5 stars On his eighth release for Posi-Tone Records, Ken Fowser has established his credentials as a composer and band leader. Fronting an impressive sextet (Joe Magnarelli/trumpet; Steve Davis/trombone; Ed Cherry/guitar; Brian Charette/organ; and Willie Jones III/drums), Fowser opens stylishly on “Stand Clear Of The Closing D ...Read More

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February 27th, 2019 at 11:37 am

All About Jazz likes what it hears on “Bright Side” by Doug Webb

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From one perspective, Doug Webb‘s Bright Side is basically twelve tracks clothed in very recognizable forms —a few varieties of soul-jazz, a couple of heartfelt ballads, a taut bossa nova, and an array of middling and up tempo straight- ahead swingers. Although the material is thoroughly enjoyable, it’s tempting to succumb to a nagging notion that its all been done countless times be ...Read More

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October 31st, 2016 at 10:22 am

Smooth Technique and a love of Melody is “Bright Side” by Doug Webb

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From the very first, sweet strains of tenor saxophone that leap from my CD player, I know it’s Doug Webb. I’ve been listening to his style and enjoying the excitement he creates on stage for three decades. Webb has been featured on over 150 jazz recordings and has added his blues soaked style to tracks used in hundreds of television programs and movies. He’s an on-demand, Southern California ...Read More

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July 18th, 2016 at 12:07 am

Dusted Magazine shows us the “Bright Side” by Doug Webb

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The title of Doug Webb’s seventh Positone release sums up not only a personal outlook on his vocation, but the reality of it as well, given a career involving 30+ years as a professional musician. Bright Side teams the tenorist with some of the brightest of his immediate peers on the imprint with trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, organist Brian Charette and guitarist Ed Cherry each successful leaders in ...Read More

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July 2nd, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Midwest record is the first to look on the “Bright Side” by Doug Webb

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This is a direct descendant of the kind of jazz record that took jazz from smoky, late night New York clubs to the rec rooms of then nascent suburban sprawl.  With a crew of leaders backing up the first call sax man, this is a perfect example of where jazz meets commercial vibes and coming out none the worse for wear.  Pure jazz for pure jazzbos, listening dates don’t come any Better than this ...Read More

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June 13th, 2016 at 10:58 am

Downbeat tells us about Ed Cherry’s Exhilarating Swing “Soul Tree”

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An irrepressibly swinging guitarist who is also given to blues-soaked phrasing, Ed Cherry is in that lineage of classic organ group six-stringers that includes Pat Martino, George Benson, Grant Green and Wes Montgomery. One can even hear strains of Charlie Christian in his soulful solo on a swinging rendition of Kool & The Gang’s “Let The Music Take Your Mind,” which kicks off this winn ...Read More

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June 6th, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Italian magazine “Tracce Di Jazz” gets rooted in the “Soul Tree” by Ed Cherry

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Soul Tree “It is wise to cultivate the tree which bears fruit in our soul”. This maxim of Henry David Thoreau stands in the booklet of “Soul Tree” and packs as best you can the sense of this work that marks the return as leader of the excellent guitarist Ed Cherry Posi-tone label. The most canonical of the Organ Trio, completed by Kyle Koehler to Hammond and drummer Anwar M ...Read More

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May 18th, 2016 at 9:34 am

Raul De Gama dishes out a fine review of “Soul Tree”

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http://jazzdagama.com/cds/ed-cherry-soul-tree/ Ever the great raconteur Duke Ellington once described (to Stanley Dance) the making of good music as akin to cooking a fine dish, which is to say: you have to add only the finest ingredients, cook to perfection and serve with finesse. There are many fine recordings that would meet this description. This 2016 recording by Ed Cherry – Soul Tree – ...Read More

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March 1st, 2016 at 1:17 pm

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Dusty Groove reviews Ed Cherry’s new one “Soul Tree”

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A killer guitar and Hammond session with a really sublime sort of sound – a groove that’s wonderfully free of cliche – and which has an open, spacious quality that few artists can match! Given the instrumentation, the album’s steeped in tradition, but never tries to just rehash an older Prestige Records vibe – and instead guitarist Ed Cherry and organist Kyle Koehler find a way ...Read More

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February 25th, 2016 at 8:11 pm

Midwest Record – Ed Cherry will drive you to the “Soul Tree”

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The vet guitar man that more than earned his spurs in Dizzy Gillespie’s last stand kicks an organ trio into gear on his latest that explores the past with a big ear open to the future. A real swinging groover of a date, all you need to do is sit back and let Cherry and his crew do all the driving–which they do in a big, bold way. Hot stuff that never let’s you down, this is a so ...Read More

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February 25th, 2016 at 8:07 pm