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On this sparse session, guitarist Jack Wilkins plays harmonically sophisticated improvisations on mostly common chord changes. His sound is very quiet, with most of the fire being inward and beneath the surface. Wilkins engages in close musical communication with bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer Jeff Hirshfield; pianist Marc Puricelli makes a group a quartet on "Why Did I Choose You." The emphasis is mostly on slower tempos, with a few exceptions including the minor blues "Trioart." This is music that grows in interest with each listen and should be played fairly loud on one's stereo, lest it be relegated to being merely in the background. An intriguing and subtle set that will reward those who listen closely.

Biography

Born: 03 June 1944

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

A superior, slightly underrated improviser, Jack Wilkins has proven on his infrequent recordings as a leader that he ranks near the top. Wilkins, who studied with John Mehegan early on, learned vibes, piano, and classical guitar, but has stuck to jazz guitar throughout his career. He gained a strong reputation during his long association with Buddy Rich. Since then, he has recorded as a sideman with Jack DeJohnette, Eddie Gomez, Phil Woods, Harvie Swartz, and the Brecker Brothers, among others. But...
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Trioart, Jack Wilkins
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  • 7,92 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: 05 May 1998

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