Magazine article IAJRC Journal

It's about Time

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

It's about Time

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Bob Keller

It's About Time...

Brown Cat Productions (no number)

Bob Keller (ts) Steve Brown (gtr) Steve LaSpina (bs) Recorded at Saylorsburg, PA

January 14, 2008

Nobody Else But You/A Little Song For Jan/Pound Cake/Line For Lyons/It's You Or No One/The Gypsy/The Best Thing For You/Indian Summer/Shine TT: 47:05

The first thing I would do is refer you to the last issue of our Journal and read again the review of To Al and Zoot, With Love. This recording predates that one by several months. Here we have Bob Keller with only a guitar and a bass player in the studio. I should mention here that the guitarist and bass player happen to be very fine jazz performers. Steve Brown and Steve LaSpina both have been on the scene for a good 30 years plus. Bob Keller, as you know from the prior review, has been around the block several times, having a half century of experiences. The three together just make some wonderful music.

Two tunes that got to me from the first play of the CD on were The Gypsy and Shine, the former for the great ballad treatment. You know if you can do ballads the rest is easy and they perform this tune beautifully. The latter performance is just superior for several reasons. …

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