© Ahead Behind Music 1999
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 music on As We Know It is centered around Jack West's original compositions. The progressive acoustic jazz sound that develops is characterized by complex polyrhythms, odd time signatures, playful melodies, intense improvisation, and deep grooves. West's strikingly original compositions, his soulful slide-guitar work and the band's seamless ensemble playing have drawnrave reviews.
"Gorgeous, tightly structured compositions built on shifting rhythmic patterns
... extraordinary." - East Bay Express
"Brilliant original compositions...breathtaking." - Contra Costa Times
The harmonies and rhythms on this cd are incredible. Has a Latin feel to it. Check out Quarter Past Stockton... mmm
Curvature's newest release, Around About Now, is a dynamic collection of smokin' tunes and unusual instrumentation. Jack West on 8-string acoustic guitar, Joel Davel on electronic marimba, David Phillips on 14-string pedal steel and Darian Gray on drums.
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.