Crazy Talk Liner Notes
What a wonderful CD this is! It has so much vitality and richness. I've known Jeff for about 8 years and have always enjoyed his playing and creativity. He couldn't have picked better songs or musicians for his first CD. Ron Oswanski, on piano; Chris Berger, on Bass; Joe Strasser, on Drums; and Jeff make a formidable quartet. Swinging and energetic, these four really work well together. Jeff's own sound on electric or acoustic is round and full with a joyous quality throughout!
Jeff includes three of his own compositions on the CD, "Resa's Blues," "Crazy Talk"(which features the special performance of drummer Mike Clark) and my favorite tune of Jeff's, "To Care For," all are wonderfully vibrant. Jeff's accomplishments as a classical guitar player are extraordinary. Check out his intros to "You Must Believe in Spring," " She's the One" and "Who Can I Turn To." Jeff's playing is technically masterful with a sound that comes right from the heart, with improvisations that are unique and emotionally satisfying. His versions of "In a Sentimental Mood" and "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing" are stunning and great to listen over and over again.
I love this CD and am delighted to be a part of this endeavor. I suspect guitarists and the jazz general public will be delighted as well.
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Liner Notes "Crazy Talk"