B.D. Lenz | Straight Up

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Straight Up

by B.D. Lenz

"Funk/jazz guitarist extraordinaire returns with a stripped down, straight-up set of originals sure to please those who like their jazz with a heaping helping of jam"
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Uh-Huh
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2. Straight Up
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3. I Take Refuge In U
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4. Joe Citizen
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5. Love, As A Flower Blossoms
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6. 3 + 5 = Blue
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7. Bridges
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8. Quiet Desperation
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9. Here And Now
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10. It's the Way of the World
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11. Us and Them
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A groovin' collection of funk/jazz gems from guitarist B.D. Lenz.

JAZZ TIMES REVIEW - "Contemporary jazz guitarist BD Lenz's quartet lays down a funky, jamming vibe...integrating catchy good time grooves with moodier, blues-inflicted pieces."

JAZZ IMPROV REVIEW - "["Straight Up"]...is so there, so ideal, so darn near perfect that it makes a listener want to head straight up there in a pilgrimage to quality..."


Musicians:
B.D. Lenz
James Ashlar
James Rosocha
Tom Cottone

Special Guests:
Karl Latham
Dave Edwards
Geoff Mattoon


About B.D. Lenz:
Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for one of the hottest new contempo-jazz guitarists on the scene. B.D. Lenz has played guitar since his early teens and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos along the way. He has released 7 highly-accplaimed recordings featuring greats such as Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Joel Rosenblatt, & Mark Egan. With music featured in over 100 TV shows globally, the Godin-endorsed guitarist has performed 1,000 shows internationally, keeping the audience on their feet whether playing jazz, fusion, or jam.



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Jerry Kachler

Straight Up
BD just keeps outdoing himself.
Incredible compositions.
Beautiful sound.
Straight up moves straight up to my favorite albums list.