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For his second recording as a leader, Chicago guitarist/composer John McLean and his group explore a broad aural palette, adding voice and violin to his working quintet, as they explore a set of originals, pop standards such as the Beatles' Blackbird, and old standards, including a raucous, inventive take on Air Mail Special. Featuring vocalist Grazyna Auguscik and violinist Zach Brock. "...smokes with an authenticity that centers on exciting guitar leadership." -All About Jazz.
Better Angels; Ready for the War; Place Talk; Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me; Three Arcs Complete This Circle; Blackbird; Airmail Special; I
John McLean: guitars; Jim Gailloreto: saxophones; Grazyna Auguscik: vocals; Zach Brock: violin; Karl Montzka: organ; Larry Kohut: bass; Eric Montzka: drums.
February 1, 2008
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