Garrison Fewell

Are You Afraid of the Dark

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One of guitarist Garrison Fewell's main teachers was Pat Martino and one can certainly hear a bit of Martino's searching style on this release, Fewell's second for Accurate. In addition, Fewell's world travels (including lengthy trips to the Middle East and Asia) and his interest in folk music from other countries is sometimes hinted at but in general the program (all but two of the nine selections are his originals) is straightahead modern jazz. Joined by the talented pianist Laslo Gardony, the great veteran bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Matt Wilson, Garrison Fewell performs a well-rounded set of high-quality and consistently swinging music, alternating romps with ballads.

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