Adam Levy: Dear John


Dear John


Adam Levy (guitar)


Buttermilk Channel (Lost Wax Music)

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Adam Levy (guitar),

Larry Goldings (organ), Kenny Wollesen (drums)


Composed by Adam Levy


Recorded: New York, 2001


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Adam Levy might be best known for his guitar work in Norah Jones's touring band, yet Levy has been adding tasteful, atmospheric guitar playing to countless jazz and rock records and tours for many years. His solo recordings lean towards the jazz side of the spectrum, especially this career highlight featuring the famed Larry Goldings on organ and the fine, underused drumming of Bill Frisell/Electric Masada alumnus Kenny Wollesen. While most tunes named "Dear John" in the jazz world are sure to be a tip of the hat to Trane, I would wager that Levy is honoring Mr. Scofield here. The laid-back, New Orleans "twang" instantly associated with both Sco's overall groove and specific guitar sound are in full effect here. Scofield alum Goldings is right at home and playing at the top of his game. Levy's solo work is spacious and tasteful (never "chopsy"), and Wollesen's Elvin-esque five- and seven-stroke rolls are spot-on throughout this track.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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