December 13, 2008

Tim Bowman -- Tim Bowman

The satiny guitar of Tim Bowman just keeps getting better with each magnificently melodic release. His latest-- self-titledóis so palatable that it takes a real effort to stop playing it and move on to something else. Itís that magnetic. The effortless riffs and clear, cool, bright chords have always pierced the fabric of a Bowman tune in a way that clearly defines and distinguishes this very polished guitarist time and again. This release is certainly no exception.

We get an extra treat in the form of splendid vocals from his son, Tim Bowman, Jr. The passion and enjoyment is clearly evident in his contribution. The musical genes in the Bowman family must be of unspeakable dimensions!

Add to that the contributions from the one and only charismatic saxman Kirk Whalum, keyboard mastermind Jeff Lorber, and brother Bryan Bowman (also on keys), not to mention all of the other heavyweight cohorts like Gerald Albright, Jeff Golub, Najee, Nate Phillips, and Freddy Fox, and youíve got one of those explosive, canít-miss, straight shooting projects thatís bound for the outer spheres of the universe. Appeal, form, structure, phrasing, originality, and just a plain pleasure to enjoy, this Tim Bowman project, like all of his projects before it, will hit the spot.

Posted by Ronald Jackson at December 13, 2008 7:45 PM