Magazine article IAJRC Journal

What's Going On?

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

What's Going On?

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Tom Dempsey and Tim Ferguson

What's Going On?

City Tone Records CTR-701

Tom Dempsey (guitar) Tim Ferguson (bass) Recorded in New York City, May 21 & 22, 2007

Interface/What's Going On?/Deep River/Isfahan/Nascimento/Tandem/First Song (for Ruth)/ As Spring Begins/Julie's Tabouleh/Stardust/Three And One/ Soul Eyes TT: 64:11

Acoustic guitar and acoustic bass are some of my favorite duets. If that be the case with you then you can consider this disc as essential. Even if you do not go quite that far, this is one fine CD to add to your collection. The program has variety. There are three originals by the duo, two by Thad Jones, a Negro spiritual, Billy Strayhorn provides one as does Barry Harris, Charlie Haden, Mal Waldron and Hank Jones. The leadoff tune is by Hank Jones and what a great way to start this disc. The Haden opus, First Song (For Ruth) is a highlight. Another high point for me was Deep River performed slowly and with reverence and then the standard Stardust. …

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