A decent debut album from Dan Kozar, a house performer for hire in the Niagara area. Over a collection of classic standards, Kozar shows off a nice array of skills on the solo guitar, particularly his fingerstyle specialty. While he attempts to make use of the full range of the guitar to accompany himself on bass in essence, the power of similar ideas (such as Hawaiian slack key) just isn't there. As such, the playing is relatively subdued and quiet. Perfect for atmosphere music in a formal restaurant or quiet nightclub, but one might want to start with bigger names with more experience (Charlie Christian, Joe Pass) if building a collection or just being introduced to jazz guitar.
AllMusic Review by Adam Greenberg