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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
An excellent modern mainstream guitarist, Randy Johnston is heard in top form throughout this straight-ahead trio/quartet set. Johnston is joined by bassist Dwayne Burno, drummer Gene Jackson, and on five of the ten selections pianist Xavier Davis. While he sometimes recalls Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, and Wes Montgomery, Johnston has his own sound within the jazz tradition. The up-tempo piece "The Jump Back," one of his three originals, is a high point as are his interpretations of such standards as "Careless Love," a swinging "I Never Knew," and a tasteful ballad rendition of "Nancy With the Laughing Face." Randy Johnston's fourth recording for the High Note label is one ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
An excellent modern mainstream guitarist, Randy Johnston is heard in top form throughout this straight-ahead trio/quartet set. Johnston is joined by bassist Dwayne Burno, drummer Gene Jackson, and on five of the ten selections pianist Xavier Davis. While he sometimes recalls Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, and Wes Montgomery, Johnston has his own sound within the jazz tradition. The up-tempo piece "The Jump Back," one of his three originals, is a high point as are his interpretations of such standards as "Careless Love," a swinging "I Never Knew," and a tasteful ballad rendition of "Nancy With the Laughing Face." Randy Johnston's fourth recording for the High Note label is one of his best, showing that he is one of the major underrated talents of straight-ahead jazz guitar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2005
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375712228
  • Catalog Number: 757122
  • Sales rank: 233,168

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Randy Johnston Primary Artist, Guitar
Dwayne Burno Bass, Double Bass
Gene Jackson Drums
Xavier Davis Piano
Technical Credits
Houston Person Producer, Audio Production
Randy Johnston Composer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Joe Fields Executive Producer
Gus Kahn Composer
Anthony Newley Composer
Phil Silvers Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Ted Fio Rito Composer
Michael Brorby Engineer
Brad Wrolstad Art Direction
Jim Fisch Liner Notes
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