Jared Gold – JG3 + 3April 25, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: dave stryker, Jared Gold, Jason Marshall, JG3+3, Patrick Cornelius, Sylvia Cuenca, Tatum Greenblatt, thejazzpage.com
On his 7th release, Hammond B3 organist Jared Gold augments a core organ trio with a three piece brass section and the result is outstanding. JG3 + 3 sounds the way a big league jazz recording is supposed to sound. Joining Gold are Dave Stryker on guitar and Sylvia Cuenca on drums, along with Patrick Cornelius on alto sax, Jason Marshall on baritone sax and Tatum Greenblatt on trumpet. The musicianship here is top shelf. The selection of material is a nice balance of traditional and contemporary, original and covers, upswinging and contemplative. Gold composed two of the compositions with Stryker contributing one his own, and there nice renditions of songs by Wayne Shorter, Michael Jackson, Cannonball Adderley and James Taylor, among others. This is just a fantastic effort from beginning to end.
Click to listen to a clip of “Pendulum”:
Tracks: Pendulum, Spirits, Sermonette, Shower The People, No Moon at All, I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Fantified, Cubano Chant, Charcoal Blues.