Jumpin' at the Border

Jumpin' at the Border

by Josh Workman
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Jumpin' at the Border

There are lots of jazz guitarists out there who can play in a Django Grappelli style, and many who can play bop or Latin jazz. But not many of them are equally comfortable in all of those styles, and that's just part of what makes Josh Workman very special as a guitarist and bandleader. He's no slouch as a composer, either, as the jittery, subtly Latin-flavored title track and his warmhearted Thelonious Monk tribute demonstrate. Of the remaining numbers on his debut as a leader, it's his arrangements of compositions by Brazilian writers that really stand out, in particular his gorgeous take on André Vítor Correa's "André de Sapato Novo" and his gypsified version of Vicente Garrido's "No Me Platiques Mas." Singer Kim Nalley makes a welcome appearance on several tracks and acquits herself nicely, though her version of "You're Driving Me Crazy" is just a little bit too laid-back for its own good. The album ends with a lovely solo guitar arrangement of "You're Blasé." Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2004
Label: Tetrachord
UPC: 0725543068323
catalogNumber: 683

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Josh Workman   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Larry Vuckovich   Piano
Omar Clay   Drums
Noel Jewkes   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Harold Jones   Drums
Paul Mehling   Rhythm Guitar
John Santos   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Maracas,Triangle,Bells,Caxixi,Pandeiro,Ganza,Blocks,Tamborim
Hot Club of San Francisco   Violin,Rhythm Guitar,Upright Bass
Kim Nalley   Vocals
Evan Price   Violin
Buca Necak   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Perry Thorsell   Upright Bass
Nat Johnson   Bass,Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Larry Vuckovich   Arranger,Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Pixinguinha (Alfredo Vianna)   Composer
John Santos   Contributor,Engineering
Vicente Garrido   Composer
Josh Workman   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Fritz Rotter   Composer
Bruce Sievier   Composer
Ord Hamilton   Composer
Mike Cogan   Engineer
Sanna Craig   Executive Producer
Nicole Vigil   Producer,Art Direction
Dorado Schmitt   Composer

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Jumpin' at the Border 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful recording by guitarist Josh Workman. Many styles within the jazz genre covered here and all of them beautifully display his remarkable versatility. His handful of originals sound like classics proving he's a talented composer as well. Definitely a name to watch for in the jazz world.