azz guitarist James Silberstein gets down to business chop-chop! And, if the opening tune & it's up tempo delivery doesn't grab you......you’re comatose! Legendary bass player Harvie S lends his talents as well enhancing a project that is already on its way to acclaim & fruition. Silberstein plays with a shrewd musical intellect & charm with all that that implies. Plus, the acoustic format showcases James's melodic, harmonic, & improvisational strengths to a note. Kudos to both James & his expert group for their confidence, technique, & overall showmanship.
Like the sides of a gold coin, sound and soul are together!
James Silberstein is a great guitarist with something of his own to say. This cd shows his unique gifts as an improviser and composer. His playing is exciting and thoughtful and full of surprises. He has also assembled a stellar cast of musicians whose talents he utilizes to the fullest as part of his own conception. This is a great cd with much depth and many contrasts of mood and feeling.
Express Lane is a second great recording by guitar master James Silberstein. Wonderful standards and some very beautiful originals by James and bassist Harvie S. Express Lane is a must recording for all jazz fans who also love warm, moving melodies.
A totally complete, fulfilling cd led by Jim's amazing, masterful soloing, with an array of arrangements, all with interesting orchestrations and all complimenting his unique concept for each tune. Every player here is a giant.
James plays extraordinarily throughout the entire CD, with emotion, technique and taste. He is an artist with much to say and hopefully will get lots of attention from this CD
Silberstein certainly deserves recognition for a fine first solo effort, creating wonderful dynamics in his compositions and arrangements.
James Silberstein has it all down pat on the guitar as made abundantly clear on a searing single note display on such winners as Nica's Dream and Love For Sale. All in all, this is an impressive performance.
James proves he is adept with both lead and rhythm guitar playing with a precision that places him among the top jazz guitarists.