15th October 2013
Truly Fantastic Review by Improvijazzation Nation (USA)
Albare – THE ROAD AHEAD:
If the path we’re moving along is as smooth and beautiful as guitarist Albare sonically paints it on this June 2013 release, we are in for good times indeed! This Australian player’s deft strings take me back to my earliest lessons in jazz listening… especially on tunes like the elegant “The Gift“… jazz-wise, it just doesn’t get any better than this! He’s joined by pianist Phil Turcio, bassist Yunior Terry, with drums by Pablo Bencid (& a special vocal appearance by Allan Harris). Of the 13 splendid tunes offered up, my personal favorite was the full-bodied “New Signs“… definitely fresh approaches. These all-original compositions get a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 5.00… top score, ergo the “PICK” of this issue for “best guitar jazz”. Get more information at Albare’s website!