Thursday, April 05, 2012

Jared Gold - Golden Child (Posi-Tone, 2012)

The trio of organ, guitar and drums is one of the standard formation of trios in jazz and organist Jared Gold is a rising star on that competitive scene. On this album, he is accompanied by guitarist Ed Cherry and drummer Quincy Davis. Each of the musicians supports the other well, to make an interesting and varied program of musical selections from a wide range of styles, from the funky and familiar to the soulful and original. They are accountable for not only their own solo features abut for the interplay of the band as a whole. Gold has shown measurable growth in each of his albums and continues here with a confident group of performances including an unusual instrumental arrangement of the late 60's pop-country hit "Wichita Lineman" which depends on the narrative of the song for its melodic content. In addition to the title track "Golden Child," there are also solid covers of "In a Sentimental Mood" and "When It's Sleepy Time Down South. Good group dynamics keeps the session in the pocket, and it is recommended for fans of organ trios. Golden Child - amazon.com

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