Takin' It There

Takin' It There

by Graham Dechter


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Guitarist Graham Dechter's follow-up to his strong debut recording is another fine effort, utilizing the same rhythm section, consisting of pianist Tamir Hendelman, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Jeff Hamilton. Unlike many young instrumentalists, Dechter isn't one to overplay or sound like a clone of his favorite stylists, allowing the music to breathe and taking full advantage of his skilled supporting cast. Opening with a funky take of Wes Montgomery's infrequently recorded "Road Song," he then turns his attention to Barney Kessel's obscure bluesy bop vehicle "Be Deedle Dee Do," sharing the spotlight with Clayton in a tasty performance. Dechter's breezy interpretation of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Chega de Saudade [No More Blues]" features his intricate solo. Hamilton is prominent in the fiery take of Lee Morgan's "Hocus Pocus," introducing the piece and taking an extended break as well. Dechter's bluesy side is on display in his spirited rendition of "Come Rain or Come Shine," with judicious use of repeated riffs intermingled into his solo. Clayton contributed the laid-back "Grease for Graham," in which Dechter's soulful playing makes him seem like a seasoned veteran. The guitarist also proves to be a promising composer, contributing the warm ballad "Together & Apart" (which opens with Clayton's warm arco solo), along with the tender "Amanda," the latter of which segues into the standard "Every Time We Say Goodbye."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2012
Label: Capri Records
UPC: 0054987411724
catalogNumber: 74117
Rank: 66094

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Graham Dechter   Primary Artist,Guitar
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
John Clayton   Bass
Tamir Hendelman   Piano

Technical Credits

George Coleman   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Jeff Hamilton   Arranger
Barney Kessel   Composer
Lee Morgan   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
John Clayton   Arranger,Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Tamir Hendelman   Arranger
Charles Nenneker   Cover Art
Graham Dechter   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Josh Nelson   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Anthony Stein   Management,Booking
John L. "Wes" Montgomery   Composer
Thomas Burns   Producer
Will Snyder   Producer

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