Oliver Gannon Quartet – That’s What (2005)

Oliver Gannon Quartet - That's What (2005)
Artist: Oliver Gannon Quartet
Album: That’s What
Label: Cellar Live
Year Of Release: 2005
Format: FLAC (tracks)
1. Jay’s Blues (07:29)
2. Bright Mississippi (05:59)
3. Four Cats (07:00)
4. Brooklyn (05:36)
5. Goodbye Porkpie Hat (07:28)
6. Stella By Starlight (09:09)
7. That’s What (06:52)
8. Talk Of The Town (05:58)
9. Soul Journey (08:15)


Oliver Gannon – guitar
Miles Black – piano
Miles Hill – bass
Blaine Wikjord – drums

A fine straight-ahead bop-based guitarist in the vein of Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, and Ed Bickert, Oliver Gannon has a tasteful and swinging style. On this live set recorded at the Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, he and his regular quartet perform four standards and five originals. Although the playing is sometimes quite heated, Gannon’s laid-back tone results in the music being a modern form of cool-toned jazz. Pianist Miles Black also has many fine solos along the way and the rhythm section is supportive and tight. The overall results should delight fans of straight-ahead jazz guitarists.
by Scott Yanow

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