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Curvature's new release, Around About Now, is a dynamic collection of smokin' tunes – definitely Curvature at their most gregarious. Produced by Jack West with generous assistance from Lee Townsend, Curvature’s fifth CD showcases seven of West’s new compositions presented by the ensemble on unusual and wonderful instrumentation.
Around About Now integrates West's unique take on acoustic jazz and blues with elements of country, electronic music, hip/hop and gospel brought in by the ensemble. Featuring Jack West on 8-string acoustic guitar, Joel Davel on electronic marimba, David Phillips on 14-string pedal steel, and drummer Darian Gray. These world-class musicians have developed masterful improvisational techniques and tight ensemble timing.
"Remarkable, unusual, wondrous!" - Down Beat
"stunning...fuses bebop-inspired jazz, folk, and a jam band attitude into an irresistibly cool, intriguingly textured style." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
This is my favorite Jack West & Curvature release. Backwards Over Bend is Acoustic Bliss.
As We Know It is the third release from Jack West and his ensemble Curvature. This album marks the first recording of Jack on his custom 8 string acoustic guitar as well as the first recorded meeting of Jack and guitar virtuoso Dean Magraw.
The second release from Jack West and Curvature. It features: Jack West--acoustic guitar, Calder Spanier--sax, Joel Davel--marimba, and Ricky Carter--percussion. Most of it was recorded live with no overdubs.
Big Ideas is the fourth release from 8-string guitar virtuoso Jack West and his ensemble, Curvature. Produced by Lee Townsend, Big Ideas features West's slide work on his 8-string acoustic guitar, Scott Amendola on drums, Joel Davel on marimba, and Mark Summer on cello.
This is the first recording by Jack with his ensemble, Curvature. It features Jack West on acoustic guitar, Calder Spanier (of the Charlie Hunter Quartet) on sax, and Scott Proffitt on percussion. The recording also includes a special guest appearance by mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall.
Solo Acoustic Guitar
This CD is Jack West's first recording for Ahead Behind Music and features him in a completely solo setting. All tunes are solo steel string acoustic guitar with no overdubs.