Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap

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by Les Sabler
     
 

This versatile Canadian-born guitarist helped open Disney World's Pleasure Island Jazz Company and continues to perform there, so it's no surprise that his debut recording is mostly chipper musical optimism in the smooth-jazz vein. Though he could benefit from more live drums, Sabler wins both heart and feet with easy on the ears, lightheartedSee more details below

Overview

This versatile Canadian-born guitarist helped open Disney World's Pleasure Island Jazz Company and continues to perform there, so it's no surprise that his debut recording is mostly chipper musical optimism in the smooth-jazz vein. Though he could benefit from more live drums, Sabler wins both heart and feet with easy on the ears, lighthearted melodies mixed with solid rock/jazz playing skills. The opening title track captures this vibe perfectly, with crisp playing, a bouncing groove and bright soloing. Allon Sams, one of the producers, is also aces on a lush keyboard solo, and it's a blast hearing them jam towards the end of the tune. "Midnight Reflections" shows the other side of Sabler's scope, a more heartfelt acoustic side; the ambient tune is less compelling but still agreeable. "Crystal Heart" displays his sweet acoustic wares even better. Still, many of the songs have a "geared towards smooth jazz radio" quality to them, which makes for a great listen but not much innovation. It's nice to see that Sabler breaks from all this playing it safe right in the middle with the edgy, explosive pop-fusion jam "Dog Pound."

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2003
Label:
Sin-Drome Records
UPC:
0825005930820
catalogNumber:
9308
Rank:
280213

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sabler   Primary Artist,Guitar
Phil Brown   Flute
Tony Campbell   Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Reuben Drake   Bass
Joe Renda   Drums
Iraj Lashkaryl   Percussion
Allon Sams   Keyboards
Gene Cannon   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Tony Campbell   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Barry Conley   Engineer
Henry Grumpo Marx   Executive Producer
Michael Mazzarella   Composer
Sabler   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Allon Sams   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Marty Rosamond   Graphic Design
Michael Oster   Mastering

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