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brilliant shadows

by jake sharp

Like the Beatles dancing the tango with Thelonious Monk...somewhere near alpha-centauri. Jazz...Space...Jam.
Genre: Jazz: Acid Jazz
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1. bolango
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2. tones for t-bones
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3. she
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4. oily rag
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5. karma police
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6. waiting for el paso
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7. burning bush
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8. the sun warms it
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9. 7/19
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10. hymn for now
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11. will, and oh well
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12. brilliant shadows
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JAKE SHARP "Guitarist Jake Sharp's story-telling style is sure to keep even the non-jazz fan satisfied" (Southeast Performer) Guitarist, composer and bandleader Jake Sharp started on the instrument in 1987 drawn by classic rock and blues. A close listen to Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk started his love of improvisation. Compositional inspiration ranges from Charles Mingus to Bill Frisell to Lennon/Mcartney. Jake has never given up on his love of more modern, popular sounds and soon began putting it all together along with "world beat" sounds he had been soaking up, giving him an aggressive tone and heavier-than-expected rhythms, solid songwriting and swirly moments of psychedelia. "I basically just realized that there are no 'styles'- it's either an honest expression or it's not." This accounts for some of the unusual choices in the latest band's cover material; "Beatles, Radiohead, Bjork, and Ray Charles tunes" have all popped up at gigs and on recordings. The latest and bestest album by The Jake Sharp Band is "Brilliant Shadows" with Jairaj Swann on bass and Blake Helton on drums, percussion and Fender Rhodes. Due out Dec. '05 Produced by: Jake Sharp/Tony Copley of Ledge 7 Productions Jake has recently contributed a track to the upcoming film "The Essence of Irwin"-Produced by Tony Copley


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Right on time !!
BUY IT ! Turn down the lights, take the phone off the hook and let Jake take you for a ride. Where he's going is where we all should be!

Jesse from Maine

Tones and Moods abound. Strong improv skills are showcased.
These songs are a strong collection of moods. Captured and translated through music. I especially like the lonely desperate feel of Tones for T-bones. The use of the occaisional loop finds you squarely planted in modern times yet somehow they have managed to keep a feel of yester-year in the digital age. Take a journey with Jake Sharp, who knows where you will land.

James

WOW... smoking band, catchy melodies... great songs
From production to arrangement to raw talent, this is a Great Disc. Each track tells a story, Jake seems to have a knack for "speaking" through his guitar, and the band backing him is just ON! The tones and spaces masterfully executed!
Their spin on Radiohead's "Karma Police" is worth the price alone. The disc starts off strong with "Bolango" and runs through many tales and moods till you reach the final (and title) track of "Brilliant Shadows"... it makes me feel like I've traveled a familiar road, catching up with old & new friends along the way. If you like melody driven guitar jazz, you owe it to yourself to find out what Jake is about!

Brandy


From instant attack to lilting melodies, each song slyly turns to the next. Mr. Sharp's songs are paced like well written chapters. After listening to "Brilliant Shadows" in its entirety, you have the satisfaction of hearing the whole story, but are left with the feeling of wanting more. So... play it again.

Brandy


From instant attack to lilting melodies, each song slyly turns to the next. Mr. Sharp's songs are paced like well written chapters. After listening to "Brilliant Shadows" in its entirety, you have the satisfaction of hearing the whole story, but are left with the feeling of wanting more. So... play it again.