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Tom Bekeny - Jazzolin

By Mandolin Cafe
August 8, 2013 - 1:30 pm

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Tom Bekeny - Jazzolin

Tom Bekeny - Jazzolin

Tom Bekeny, best known for his work in the Kathy Kallick, Laurie Lewis and other prominent West coast bluegrass bands has a new recording out with some impressive jazz chops on display in Jazzolin.

The project is straight ahead jazz with acoustic and electric mandolin and support from Dan Feiszli on acoustic bass and John Arkin on drums. The trio covers Gershwin, Sonny Rollins, Art Pepper, Charlie Parker and more.

"...he captures the nuance of phrasing and articulation like a veteran saxophonist and the delicate but supportive comping of a battle hardened session jazz guitarist. The arrangements are harmonically complex but never a challenge to the ear. — Ted Eschliman,


Lady Be Good
Y.I. Blues
The Way You Look Tonight
What's New?
Ode to Billie Joe
Moose the Mooche
All the Things You Are
Si Tu Savais
St. Thomas

Listen to St. Thomas from the recording Jazzolin.

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August 10, 2013 05:21 PM
With an A model? His F model had one of the best sounds, course it coulda been the player.
August 17, 2013 07:43 AM
Probably just a photo-op for the cover. I'm sure he didn't show up in the studio with a white shirt, tie & business suit to record. has the original review, and a photo of what his working ax probably is near the bottom of the page.

Artists are notorious for "faking" during photos and videos. Don't ever try to learn how to play a song by carefully watching the fingering on the "official" video. There ARE some secrets to keep after all.
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