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CD Review of "Off The Top: Standards 1"  [ Article by Vince Lewis ]

OFF THE TOP Frank Singer
Naked Kitty Productions NKP OTS1 2001
www.franksinger.com

This self-produced CD is described as "solo jazz guitar from off the top of the head." To create it, Singer has put together a collection of standards that includes "There Will Never be Another You," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and "All The Things You Are."

Singer's arrangements are harmonically solid. Perhaps most notable, he couples a good, traditional sound with a high level of technical facility that he displays via quick, arpeggiated sections.

Thanks to Singer's inclusion of bossa novas "Manha De Carnival" (sic) and "Watch What Happens," as well as ballads such as "My Romance" and "Body and Soul," he has ensured that this CD offers an excellent variety of tempos. Solo guitar fans should find it to be a pleasant listening experience.

Reviewed by Vince Lewis
Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
August 2004  

reprinted with permission of Just Jazz Guitar.
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