Geordie F.O. Kelly | Triple Play

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Triple Play

by Geordie F.O. Kelly

Modern straight-ahead jazz guitar
Genre: Jazz: Post-Bop
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1. It Could Happen to You
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2. Rachel's Bossa
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3. Doxy
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4. St. Dymphna
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5. In the Grip
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6. St. John
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7. Beautiful Love
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8. The Blaggard
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9. One for Joe
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Guitarist, composer, and recording artist Geordie Kelly began playing guitar at age 12, and by age 15 he was playing in local rock bands. He was exposed to great music early in life because he grew up in a musically rich household hearing all the great soul and R&B artists such as Ray Charles in his father's record collection and everything from Bach to Dylan in his mother's record collection. He is a graduate of both East Carolina University (BM) and the University of Kentucky (MA) music programs where he pursued guitar and jazz studies to the fullest. His studies at UK culminated in a five-chapter thesis entitled Joe Pass: Elements in the Construction of Selected Guitar Solos. He also studied with Jimmy Bruno over a two-year period between 2002 and 2004. Geordie has shared the stage with artists such as Ray Charles, Bobby Shew, Ritchie Cole, Bob Bowman, Frank Mantooth, Von Freeman, Ed Calle, Maureen McGovern, Grady Tate, Ray Codrington, Miles Osland, Phil DeGreg, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and the Turtle Island String Quartet. He was the guitarist and featured soloist on the acclaimed debut recording by the East Carolina University Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Directions 1 (1993) and the recording by the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble entitled Kentucky Kaleidoscope (1996). His latest offering as a leader is a new jazz guitar trio recording entitled Triple Play (2005). He has published a guitar transcription in DownBeat, and was featured as an up and coming student player in 1996. Geordie has also published and presented jazz guitar research as a clinician at the annual IAJE conference (1997- Chicago). He currently teaches guitar and jazz improvisation at the Navy School of Music in Virginia Beach, and performs extensively in the region.

"Geordie, your CD sounds great!!!"
-Jimmy Bruno - Jazz Guitarist, Author, and Mel Bay recording artist

"I'm digging on your CD. Rachel's Bossa is a real sweet tune. A good lady can inspire some great music....
Nice pure tone, I'll have to check out a Heritage sometime. Great tempo for Doxy---SCHWINGIN'!
In the Grip has got some really nice harmonic stuff. Great relaxed vibe. Man thanks alot for sending it, I'm going to go listen to the rest. I look forward to hanging at some point..."
-Jonathan Kreisberg (My Hero!) - NYC Jazz Guitarist and Mel Bay recording artist (Mar 31, 2006)

"Great writing, a beautiful guitar sound, a great
time-feel and a great band. This is an incredible CD!"
-Bruce Saunders (NYC jazz guitarist)

"You're a really beautiful
player and I especially like your time feel and your
writing. You sound really great on your CD and I know people are going to be talking about it."
-Bruce Saunders NYC jazz guitarist and Mel Bay recording artist

"Geordie is a gifted guitarist and composer, first class all the way!"
-Vic Juris - Jazz Guitarist, Mel Bay recording artist

"Thanks so much for the music!! The solo guitar stuff is really swinging as well as the rest."
-Vic Juris - Jazz Guitarist, Mel Bay recording artist - more comments about Triple Play

"Geordie has a put together a great CD. With influences from all the greats, nice tone and feel, this CD will find a welcome home in any jazz enthusiasts collection."
-Corey Christiansen - Jazz Guitarist and Mel Bay recording artist

"I enjoyed your CD [Triple Play]. You show a knowledge of improvisational skills & a willingness to take chances, which I like. Good luck with your CD."
-Royce Campbell - jazz guitarist

"I enjoyed listening to your clips...your sound and attack remind me a lot of Tal [Farlow]."
Doug
-Doug Wamble - Jazz Guitarist

"Geordie, the CD sounds wonderful - great tone from that Heritage. I would say you certainly captured the flavor of Joe Pass on your composition 'One For Joe'. Nice job!"
Best regards, Bob (Cincinnati based jazz guitarist)
-Bob Roetker after listening to Triple Play

"Hey Geordie, your web site looks great and the clips sound excellent!"
- Bob Roetker - Cincinnati based Jazz Guitarist

"Congratulations on your project. It's a nice package and sonically sounds very full. I think you captured how well you all are in tune with each other. The fact that you had a ball playing together really comes through, your connectiveness is apparent through solos and how you 3 listen to one another."
-Steve Abshire - Former US Navy guitarist and current DC area mainstay and recording artist (Aug 29, 2005)


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David Hamby

Rating and second thoughts
Every time I play this album at home I find more to like. Geordie has done something that, at first glance, is simple but with repeated listening and reflection offers more to discover. Some of it is phrasing and technique but the improvs are rich and reward the careful listener. This disc just keeps on giving. It will be great to hear Geordie grow as leader and composer.

Master Sound Studio in Virginia Beach is to be commended for a pristine recording and the rich sound. The musicians have to create it but it takes a good studio, careful microphone selection and placement, and careful recording and mixing to bring it on home.

Robert Ulsh and crew bring the Geordie Kelly Trio into your living room for a private concert. The mix is well balanced with a clean bass line, luscious drumming, and that rich liquid jazz guitar sound. The sound stage is natural with no exaggeration or obvious manipulation. You can hear the little technique things lesser engineers loose. The brush work on the drums, in lesser hands, would be muddy, non-descript, or missing. The samples on CD-Baby don't do this disc justice.

Maria Weiss

GREAT TALENT, GREAT SOUND!
I love the magical sounds on this CD, they make me smile! :)

William Henderson

Super, sophisticated, guitar.
Geordie and I go back some time. As a voclaist, I had the pleasure of performing with him many times and we even cut a record. I think what distinguishes Geordie's playing from other fine guitarists are his sophisticated chord structures and his melody lines which are many times "outside" but not overly so. Listening to him is a treat for musicians and music lovers alike. Great job Geordie. Let's make another recording together!

Dave Hamby

Simple elegance with intimate technique
Geordie played some Gershwin songs for church last summer. His technique is something to behold. Much of Tripple Play has a simple elegance like, say, Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring -- that simple, quiet pipe organ music I've come to like in my old age. When I was young, I was a D-minor fugue guy. Teenagers are like that. This is stuff you have to respect. If it is on while you do something else, you miss the neat licks down under the surface. The melodies are nice but the magic is in the phrasing and improvisation's development and the way the bass, guitar, and drumming mesh. It is trio music and is fundamentally different than quartet work where you have that second voice to harmonize with. It demans the listner's full attention.

Skip Earl

Geordie has a n exciting and unique feel for the pulse of music.
Geordie has an exciting and unique feel for the pulse of music. Listening, you find yourself spellbound by the sounds. Uniquely its a great CD to fall asleep to at night as well as to wake you up and get you going. Whatever your task, those sounds take you into just being there.

Linda Derrick

I have enjoyed it very much. Geordie is very talented.
I am glad I ordered it. I have enjoyed listening to the talent that is apparent. Calming and soothing just good listening music. It is very different that what I normally listen to and I am glad that I have the chance to hear this CD. I like it.

Tyson LeVell Friar

This is a must have CD!
This is a beuatiful CD, and one of my absolute favorites. Kelly plays masterfully, the trio sounds excellant together, and the song selection is remarkably refreashing.

LynneElf

Absoutely beautiful !
I just got the CD in today and, I expected it to be good.... but the trio really took me by surprise. They were *far* better than expected.

Overall, it's smooth and just beautiful. The men know how to blend their sounds without having any one instrument fighting to be heard.

Geordie's skill is just impressive. He wrote most of the songs himself, with only a few exceptions. And the guitar...some of those fast runs just give me the chills.

Peter's bass work really helps tie everything in. That deep sound just weaves in and out of the lead, in a smooth smooth blend. Just magical :)

And Chris... some of the percussion runs just had me doing doubletakes. Whether a gentle beat or something wild, his skill stands out.