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by Glenn Rexach Group

PanaRican, a guitar jazz-funk-fusion tour de force recorded live in the studio, touches on everything from Texas blues, Afro-Cuban rhythms, stank heavy funk, to beautiful chord melody driven tunes, with a soulful but in your face guitar power trio vibe.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Funk
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1. Flex Time
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2. Angst Freedom Rider
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3. Soul Stretch
6:30 $0.99
4. Barbacoa Reverie
8:02 $0.99
5. Ru'bot's Hair Dance
4:47 $0.99
6. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
6:48 $0.99
7. Panarican
7:43 $0.99
8. Yes Diggity
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9. Morning Leg
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Album Notes
In the forest of guitar players that is Austin, the Glenn Rexach Group stands apart; it's blistering jazz-funk originals redefining the concept of a Texas power trio. In guitarist Rexach's third release as a leader, the tunes include the title track, PanaRican, a homage to his Panamanian mother and Puerto Rican father with a strong Latin Jazz jam vibe, Angst Freedom Rider, an edgy fusion tune with shifting time signatures, Soul Stretch, a tune with a strong Al Green rhythmic underpinning, Yes Diggity, a driving jazz-rock number partly inspired by a modern Colombian folkloric style known as Vallenato, Ru'bot's Hair Dance, a frenetic fusion-funk tune that was inspired by Rexach's daughter robotically playing with her hair, and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, a soulfully reimagined hymn from the 18th century. The melodies take center stage throughout, showcasing the intricate guitar, drums, and bass interplay. Jazz, funk, blues, Latin, rock, world music; it's all part of the tapestry of sound that has influenced the music on PanaRican. Rexach, along with Kevin Scott, Aaron Hatmaker, and Ed Friedland, recorded all the tracks in 3 days, with no overdubs. It's raw elegance is a live snapshot of like minds creating beauty together. Rexach elaborates, "Every song on this album is a testament to all of the towering influences, musically and otherwise, that have helped guide us throughout all of our life's moments, including these tracks, which we are so excited to share with everyone."

"Contemporary jazz blues set, blending funk with a smooth grip on the blues..... Pounding bass, guitar licks, tone, and drumming cuts. Great instrumental(s).... Soul wrenching playing style, roots........The room listening in anticipation of the next note. Clean, clear picks of the guitar, smooth as butter to the ears." Wobeon Jazz Fusion Festival review Sound Profile Magazine (Michelle Martin)
“It’s the luminous, shimmering tone that catches you right off, the opening salvo to the title track that lures you into this Austin jazz guitarist’s debut album. The tune is a celebration of caffeine, a rich, smooth brew but one that eschews the elixir’s often jagged edges. That’s not to say that Glenn Rexach can’t get a bit gnarly when he wants to. His penchant for the likes of Jeff Beck and Wayne Krantz makes itself evident on more angular, sonorous fare like “Electric Drunk” and “Fuzzy Undulating Logic.” Rexach demonstrates a gentler, more melodic side on “A.D.,” a heartfelt tribute to late Austin drummer A.D. Mannion. He’s joined on this live-yet-studio-quality sounding trio date by veterans Steve Zirkel and Brad Evilsizer.” It’s a pleasure to finally have this always tasteful but often overlooked local stalwart stretching out in the spotlight."
The Austin Chronicle (Jay Trachtenburg)



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