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The Jazz Word on Ed Cherry “It’s All Good”…

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Veteran guitarist Ed Cherry, a longtime sideman with Dizzy Gillespie, swings with streetwise finesse on It’s All Good for Posi-Tone Records. The subtleness of Cherry, along with Pat Bianchi on organ and drummer Byron Landham create a club-like vibe caught in the studio. The trio captures the lyrical essence of 1960s Wayne Shorter with two of the saxophonists compositions, “Deluge” and “Edda.” Cherry takes his time working through the Kenny Burrell classic “Chitlins Con Carne,” but with bluesy, story-telling phrases, it’s well worth the wait. A swinging groove on Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage” gives the overdone gem a welcome boost. All in all, a no-nonsense organ record with a seasoned master at the helm.


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September 10th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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