Totally tantalizing trio and quartet jazz Jim Witzel – FEELIN’ IT: My first listen to guitarist Jim Witzel’s superb jazz is pure pleasure… he and his players (Brian Ho on Hammond B3, Jason Lewis on drums and Dann Zinn on tenor sax) offer totally tantalizing trio and quartet jazz that will have you swingin’ right away. Check out Jim’s promo video for the album first…
You’ll find an earlier album available when you SUBSCRIBE to Jim’s YouTube channel, and hopefully more will be posted there soon (hint! hint!).
The album opens with Jim’s original (title track), “Feelin’ It“… this is some of the most solid guitar-led jazz I’ve heard in years, with excellent performances from Brian, Dann and Jason… being a keyboard player myself, I instantly fell in love with Brian’s organ work. I predict that this song will be getting a LOT of airplay on jazz stations all over the globe!
Jim and his players offer up one of the most unique versions of “Norwegian Wood” you’ll ever hear… totally laid-back in style, but still charged with high-energy, especially Jim’s guitar on this tune.
The group creates a very upbeat atmosphere on Jim’s original tune, “Ms. Information”, which was inspired by Wayne Shorter… this is another performance that I believe DJ’s are going to be including on their playlists frequently!
My choice for personal favorite of the eight exciting songs Jim and his mates offer up was easy to make… “Beyond Beijing” is music that truly overcame language barriers, and gives solid evidence of just how universal music can be… a wonderful song.
I give Jim and his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99. Get more information on Jim’s website as it becomes available. Rotcod Zzaj
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