Jazz guitar autodidact and 1956 Downbeat Critics Poll winner Dick Garcia struts his stuff while the likes of Bill Evans, Gene Quill, and John Drew try to keep up! The combination of Bird, Christian and his own personality meld here in Dick’s own swinging style, delivering repertoire so diverse it required three different backing bands! Message From Garcia presents Dick in various contexts so as to give the listener an idea of his scope - the material is diversified in order to give Garcia and the other instrumentalists a chance to speak of varied moods. The first group is a quartet typified by a quietly pulsating, yet exploratory quality on “Have You Met Miss Jones,” “I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire,” and “Potatoes.” The second unit finds its identification in the ensemble sound of the guitar and piano on “Ev’ry Night About This Time,” “Like Someone In Love,” and “Kimona My House.” The last group tends toward a more basic jazz quartet persuasion on “The Deacon,” “Stompin’ At The Savoy,” “If I’m Lucky” and “It Could Happen To You.” Modern Harmonic proudly presents this mid-mod guitar jazz gem pressed on translucent icy light blue vinyl!
Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.
Have You Met Miss Jones • If I’m Lucky • Kimona My House • I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire • The Deacon • Stompin’ At The Savoy • Like Someone In Love • Potatoes • It Could Happen To You • Ev’ry Night About This Time