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by The Craig Hlady Quartet

Boston based guitarist Craig Hlady is joined in a stellar performances by pianist David Ramsay, bassist Oscar Stagnaro, and drummer Alan Hall in a setting of mainstream and contemporary jazz and fusion with nine original compositions penned by Craig.
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1. It's a Pedal Still
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2. Happy Blue Year
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3. Twisted
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4. Steppin' Out
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5. When Fred Fled
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6. Top Cat
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7. One Sunday Morning
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8. Baby Blues
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9. Four Way Street
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Twisted - The Craig Hlady Quartet

Craig Hlady is a skilled and versatile jazz guitarist and faculty member at Berklee College of Music who sounds equally at home in several styles. On Twisted, Hlady performs nine of his originals in a quartet/quintet. While the songs sometime utilize complex chord changes, Hlady easily sails over the music. His playing, which occasionally displays touches of Pat Metheny, Larry Carlton and blues guitarists, it is quite original and his ideas are expressed in his own voice. After a tricky melody on the opening "It's A Pedal Still" Hlady takes a solo that starts quietly but soon becomes quite fiery. “When Fred Fled” is an inventive swinger while “Top Cat” is more relaxing but filled with creativity. Hlady’s guitar on the latter at one point has a country twang and elsewhere hints more at Gabor Szabo. The closer, “Four Way Strut,” is the freest and most electric performance, featuring Hlady and his sidemen at their most explorative.

Twisted holds one's interest throughout and contains plenty of variety in moods and grooves. It is an impressive effort from Craig Hlady which makes one look forward to his future projects.

Scott Yanow LA jazzscene.buzz Feb. 2018
(Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian and author of 11 books including The Great Jazz Guitarists)



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