In All The Ways
Haedicke’s seven originals contain hummable melodies and feature fine solos by Haedicke, Satish, Knowles and Schulich. The interplay between guitar and flute sometimes recall the classic CTI recordings of George Benson and Hubert Laws. The opener, “Aquamarino,” has a Latin jazz feel with good spots for guitar and flute. “Dajo” is based on a happy melodic groove while “In All The Ways” features catchy light funk rhythms and fine singing from Tondrae Kemp. “If The Stars” is a modern bossa nova with Sun Singleton’s voice being used as part of the ensemble. The funky strut “October” has Haedicke’s most rewarding guitar solo of the set. “Nola Shout” is a 6/4 romp inspired by New Orleans that includes some wailing blues/rock playing by the guitarist. The CD closes with the rockish “Fenix” which has Haedicke sounding a little like Carlos Santana, ending the CD on an exciting level.
In All The Ways, which is both accessible and creative within the idiom, is available from www.kwalityrecords.com.
by Scott Yanow
Via L.A. Jazz Scene