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Guitar techniques magazine June 2016

Billy Pezzack Trio  ' Kink '  
  4 / 5  star rating  -  Label -  Independant

   - By Roger Newell - Pezzack has produced a fine body of music here with a fluid, freeform quality that only a performance can capture. Drummer Steve Roberts and bassist Jason Charles Rogers join Billy for this all instrumental album. The music ebbs and flows from the tighter passages into loose experimentation and its this unpredictable quality that holds the attention. Dark and edgy at times like on the exraordinary  'Beautiful' , it never lets your attention wander.
12 tracks in all , 11 self written with the remaining track being a great adaptation of Pat Metheny's  ' You Speak my Lanuage ' .
 Billy is quite an aggressive player at times but he also likes the use of fast runs and the switch from one to the other is almost instantaneous. Definately one for lovers of freeform jazz, this album is well played and intricate with a constant element of danger.

Warning: Proceed with caution for a musical awakening.

' Your blue sky '  

 Review

 4 / 5  star rating  -  Label -  Independant

Matheson Kamin - Music critic - jounalist - DJ / broadcaster.

Jazz is only one genre of music created on  your blue sky  ..   some really good instrumental Blues tunes ...    then they take the jazz and kick it up a notch by adding a rock edge to it ....  they seem to allow the music to dictate..
 The versatillity of the musicians allow for the lines to become blurred between genre's .... the variation of music created keeps  the album interesting for the full 50 minutes worth.
The talent that Pezzack possesses to play many different styles ..  many aspects to 'Your Blue Sky' make it a great release.
A listening pleasure.
                    

" His New Blues Concept outlines some new and innovative ways of looking at conventional blues harmony and by implication creating new soloing language (and ways of soloing) in the jazz / blues genre"

Huw Warren -  jazz pianist / composer / professor of Jazz at RWCMD

 

"He has made several very interesting connections between the blues and contemporary jazz improvisation. It is often the new take on previously adopted theories that move a genre forward"

Paula Gardiner - Jazz Composer / Bass player / head of jazz studies at RWCMD

" Billy's playing is inventive and adventurous with a loose spontaneous feel "

" He has many compositional ideas based on establishing reharmonisations of existing jazz chord progressions. I believe that this makes his work important for several reasons "

Shaun Baxter  -

One of the original musicians who founded Londons Guitar Institute in the 1990's and was head of jazz studies there / Head of Academy of music and sound group of music schools / jazz metal pioneer / recording artist / Contributor , writer for Guitar technique's magazine since its beginnings.

 

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