Upbeat positive jazz guitar Mike Pachelli – HIGH STANDARDS: For listeners who love upbeat & positive jazz guitar, this September, 2019 release from guitarist Mike Pachelli is an absolute MUST-have… he’s joined by Tony Levin (bass) Danny Gottlieb (drums) and Keb’ Mo’ (guitar), and they make joyful noises, to be sure! Here’s an excellent and well-produced trailer of the album opener, “When You’re Smiling“, to give you an “up close & personal” view of their playing together…
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The group’s performance on Hoagy Charmichael’s “Skylark” is soothing, yet highly-charged with full-blown jazz energy; recording is flawless, and captures each intricate little change, too… I believe this track will achieve some MAJOR airplay on jazz stations ’round the globe!
Most readers who visit out pages frequently know that it’s always the original compositions that win me over right away, and Mike’s “Yardbird Blues” is an absolute winner, folks… this one will be getting LOTS of replay.
Mike said that he wanted to “record an album of standards that would be very listenable”… man, he exceeded his goal with songs like my personal favorite of the ten offered up… the group’s performance on Calvin Massey’s “These Are Soulful Days” will win your heart (and your ears) in a matter of moments!
I give Mike and his fellow players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this very satisfying jazz guitar adventure. Get more information at Mike’s Fullblast Recordings website. Rotcod Zzaj
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