West Coast Swing - with Rodney Jordan

West Coast Swing delivers originals and standards that range from the up-tempo cooker, "Catch Me" (the opener of the album) to lustrous ballads like "Cecil’s Dream." Needless to say, there are none-too subtle shadings of blues licks layered throughout my guitar licks found on this CD—no doubt a direct attribute of my Chi-Town roots. The album features my work in a variety of formats, including a tasty solo arrangement of "I Could Write Book," guitar duo on "Slim Goody," traditional piano trio (ala Oscar Peterson) on "Catch Me," and a blistering quartet on "Claire’s Lair." My unique style reflects brightly from my musical influences, mainly comprised of Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, and Kenny Burrell.