Totam Silberstein: Cheryl





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Yotam Silberstein (guitar), Sam Yahel (organ), Willie Jones III (drums), Chris Cheek (tenor sax).

Composed by Charlie Parker


Recorded: Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, New York, June 19, 2008


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

In a tune that shares the intensity and misdirections of Parker's “Scrapple From The Apple,” Yotam Silberstein burns right through the changes. Supported by a muscular band that's still very light on it's feet, this young guitarist has a pile of ideas – and he employs them in a very natural way. So the angular passages, quickly shifting arpeggios, and comping breaks are not showy in the least, much like Mr. Parker himself.

While I do enjoy hearing that guitar negotiate those twisty runs, the episode of tradin' fours that comes midsong is just too much fun to ignore. Coming off the guitar solo, tenor player Chris Cheek and organist Sam Yahel really get it on as Silberstein and drummer Willie Jones III keep up the swing. Tremendous.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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