SJRCD1002 Royce campbell & adrian ingram/hands across the water
We teamed the up and coming Campbell, for twenty years guitarist to the legendary composer Henry Mancini with one of Europe’s top players, Adrian Ingram for a superb set of standards and originals in the classic jazz guitar tradition.
20th Century Guitar/October 1998 by Jim Fisch
Some of the best moments in the recorded history of jazz guitar have come from guitar duos.......there is a certain magic that happens when two great guitarists team up.
Guitar Player/December 1998
· Fans of fat-toned, old-school archtop jazz will get more than their money's worth from 'Hands Across the Water'.
· A dynamite quartet record ........
· These two play with a relaxed conviction born of a lifetime of dedication to their art.
· Each a gifted player, Ingram & Campbell mesh like gears in a BMW. Astute listeners will appreciate the musical differences and celebrate the shared vision.
· Throughout this 61 minute guitar feast, the swinging drums and growling upright bass provide a tight, secure foundation without intruding on the dialog.
Just Jazz Guitar/August 1998 - by Charles H. Chapman
· Tasty jazz accentuating the sound of the archtop guitar......
· Adrian and Royce play with sensitivity, control and have a melodic contour to their solos that makes you forget the difficulty it takes to execute those long flowing legato lines.
· Their blend and interplay is so good that it is often hard to tell who is who - at times you actually forget that there are two guitarists performing.
· One of my favourite cuts is the rendition of the Duke Ellingtom standard, "In a Sentimental Mood". It begins with a chorus of solo guitar that is soul searching with a beautiful flow of inner voicings before it breaks into a great groove with the rest of the musicians.
· The album is well recorded, mixed and hopfully, we will hear more from this pairing in the future.
· "Hands Across the Water" is definitely a must for those jazz guitar aficianados who are looking for an album that is easy on the ears and lets you sit back, listen and enjoy.
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