'A Love Song' Album Review, Doc Wendell
LA Jazz Scene
"Mody takes the listener on a sonic spiritual journey with Love Song that is guaranteed to influence other guitarists of the next few generations"
Noshir Mody – A Love Song
By Doc Wendell
Veteran contemporary jazz guitarist is back with a brand-new album that celebrates love and life. Mody takes the listener on a sonic spiritual journey with Love Song that is guaranteed to influence other guitarists of the next few generations. Mody is joined by a stellar ensemble including Kate Victor, vocals, Benjamin Hankle, flugelhorn, Campbell Charshee, piano, Yuka Tadano, double bass and Ronen Izilk on drums. The music created by Mody and his band is hauntingly beautiful in every way. Mody’s sense of melody and harmony is jaw dropping. Benjamin Hankle’s flugelhorn work is dream like and thematic. Tracks like “What Tomorrow May Bring,” “The Yard,” “Mystic,” and the title track are like modern art masterpieces. Each carefully crafted and delivered with focus and soul. You’ve never heard a group like this before. Mody’s delicate picking will put you in a trance.
The rhythm section consisting of Yuka Tadano on bass and Ronen Izilk on drums keeps the grooves in the pocket and compliments every nuance played by Mody. Mody also knows when to layout and create space between the notes like a true master. “The Yard” is reminiscent of a truly great Wayne Shorter composition.
Noshir Mody’s Love Song takes you on a journey to far off lands and seascapes and will leave you wanting more.
This music is available on all major streaming services.
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