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Showing posts with label Kirk Harwood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kirk Harwood. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wette Music artist: Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood - Getaway - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Getaway, from Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood and it swings. Opening with Sonoma County, Wendy DeWitt really gets the piano rolling and Kirk Harwood creates a New Orleans rhythm. Super horn backing from Mike Rinta (trombone), Tom Poole (trumpet) and Keith Crossan (tenor sax) really punches up the track. With an easy night club swing, the horn section opens up the floor for DeWitt on vocal and smooth piano. Crossan rips a nice sax solo capping the track. On bluesy ballad, Sometimes I Wonder, DeWitt really digs in on piano giving it a cool feel. Built To Last has super piano work over a cool blues line. Steve Freund adds some really tasty guitar work on this track giving it an additional dimension. Chuck Willis' Feel So Bad gets an easy swing with Freund laying in some tasty blues riff, paired with DeWitt's piano work and Steve Evans on bass for a nice overall sound. Big Joe Turner's 29 Ways has a light poppy funk and Freund plays off the rhythm with additive guitar riffs, also slipping in some shimmery guitar lines. Very cool. On Folks Like You, Harwood and DeWitt share lead vocals in a Jimmy Rogers style blues. Freund steps up again with some tasty riffs over DeWitt's excellent piano work giving the track that extra something. I Want To Believe You, is my choice of the release with a strong bass line from Evans and DeWitt's best vocals. Freund steps up again with some really tasty guitar lines nicely complimenting DeWitt's piano work for a well balanced track. Rocker, Never Be Too Much, has a solid James Brown back beat with DeWitt's piano style on the melodic soloing. Very cool. Trouble is a cool boogie with DeWitt pushing the train. Her piano work on this track is hot and the horns really punch it at just the right time. Very nice! Wrapping the release is Everybody's Crying for Something, an easy paced blues rocker.
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