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Wayne Krantz: Long to Be Loose

Album Reviews:

Musician (2/96, p.90) - "...he treats his Stratocaster like a classical guitar, as if Chet Atkins were on some Owsley blotter..."

Album Notes

Personnel: Wayne Krantz (guitar); Lincoln Gaines (bass); Zach Danziger (drums).

Recorded at River Sound, New York in February 1993.

This is a group effort that finds Krantz in the company of young stars Lincoln Goines and Zach Danziger. This became a regular band for Krantz, who later put out a live recording with the same personnel. The tunes are all played with passion by all, and feature Krantz's penchant for extended and at times self-indulgent solos. Like most good jazz players, Krantz explores new territories and takes chances when he's playing. He is one of the few fusion-style players to emerge during the '90s who can improvise for long periods of time and make it interesting for the duration. This is more consistent than Signals, but it would have been an extra bonus to hear some more of his solo pieces. ~ Robert Taylor


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