Didier Lockwood – Storyboard (1996)

Didier Lockwood - Storyboard (1996)
Artist: Didier Lockwood
Album: Storyboard
Genre: Jazz Fusion
Origin: USA
Released: 1996
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

Thought of a First Spring Day
Back to the Big Apple
En Quittant Kidonk
Tableau d’Une Exposition
“Series B”
Spirits of the Forest


This is a diverse CD that rewards repeated listening. Violinist Didier Lockwood’s most rewarding recording in several years also features Joey DeFrancesco on organ and trumpet, bassist James Genus and guest Steve Wilson (doubling on alto and soprano) on the first three numbers. The biggest revelation of the set is that Lockwood takes a credible alto solo on “Serie B.” Performing his originals along with a few obscurities, the violinist shows a great deal of versatility, sometimes distorting his tone to get a rockish sound and other times swinging hard. The music (well worth checking out) is fresh and contains its share of surprises.
Review by Scott Yanow

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