Album Review of

Written by Robert Silverstein
September 24, 2019 - 2:59pm EDT
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Guitarist Paul Silbergleit keeps the time-honored instrumental jazz tradition alive and well with his 2019 album January. On the eleven track January, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin based guitarist is joined by some fine players including Todd Howell (drums), Eric Schoor (tenor sax) and Clay Schaub (bass). With an impressive performance background, Paul is also a music instructor and his impeccable credentials have resulted in a range of instruction DVDs and books. Paul’s 2019 CD on Blujazz, January is superbly recorded and is a modern day, straight-ahead, mainstream jazz classic tailor-made for fans of guitar heroes such as Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and other legendary jazz icons. For January, Paul has composed a number of original tracks, including two by group bass player Clay Schaub. There are also two covers including, the CD closer “The Summer Knows” by Michel Legrand and “If I Should Lose You”, the standard covered by countless jazz artists and vocalists. A fine addition to the Blujazz catalog, January is a wonderful introduction to the masterful jazz guitar sound of Paul Silbergleit.