JC Stylles – Exhilaration and Other StatesNovember 4, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: JC Stylles, Lawrence Leathers, motema, pat bianchi, thejazzpage.com
JC Stylles is a fantastic jazz guitarist in the tradition of some of jazz’s great six string players. On his new release, he demonstrates this connection. Exhilaration and Other States is, much like its name, an exploration of various musical moods. Joined on Hammond-B3 organ by Pat Bianchi and on drums by Lawrence Leathers, Stylles lays down some serious hot and cool guitar licks. The three-man unit produces a big sound, covering compositions by Billie Holiday, Cole Porter, Wayne Shorter and Stevie Wonder, among others in their diverse selection. Stylles’ arranging and instrument mastery make him a standout player in a sea of great talents on the guitar.
Click here to listen to a clip of “Knucklebean”.
Tracks: Knucklebean, I Can’t Help It, I Want To Talk About You, Love for Sale, Don’t Explain, Time for Roger, Pinnochio, It seems like You’re Ready, Samba Steps.