James Silberstein - Expresslane

James Silberstein - Expresslane
Artist: James Silberstein
Duration: 01:00:29
Album: Expresslane
Recording Date: 2007
Genre: Jazz
Recording Location: Kaleidoscope Sound Studio
Release Date: 2008

James Silberstein is a name well known on the New York jazz scene. His second CD for CAP finds the guitarist surrounded by some of the city's top musicians for these 2007 sessions. A fluid bop stylist, Silberstein has impressed a number of veteran guitarists with his tremendous chops and good taste.

His fresh looks at standards include a blistering take of "From This Moment On," "You Don't Know What Love Is" (which adds a subtle piano vamp and Harvie S' mournful arco bass), and a samba setting of "Skylark." Silberstein's heartfelt solo of J.J. Johnson's "Lament" is a lyrical miniature.

The leader's three originals also merit attention. The easygoing bossa nova "Shadows" adds Kate McGarry's wordless vocal, while his rapid-fire attack is prominent in "Express Lane." Recommended.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
From This Moment On / Cole PorterJames Silberstein4:51
Kiwi BirdJames Silberstein4:56
You Don't Know What Love Is / Gene DePaul / Don RayeJames Silberstein6:44
Come Rain or Shine / Harold Arlen / Johnny MercerJames Silberstein6:19
Shadows / James SilbersteinJames Silberstein5:33
Express Lane / James SilbersteinJames Silberstein3:59
A Simple Thank YouJames Silberstein6:30
Glass Garden / James SilbersteinJames Silberstein6:14
My Romance / Lorenz Hart / Richard RodgersJames Silberstein6:59
Skylark / Hoagy Carmichael / Johnny MercerJames Silberstein6:24
LamentJames Silberstein2:00

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