by Russell Trunk
|Title – [OCT 8] Restless
Artist – Jackson Potter
For those not in the know, Jackson Potter is an award winning guitarist and composer based out of St. Paul, MN who recently graduated from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami with a B.M. in jazz performance.During his time in Miami, Jackson shared the stage with Grammy Award winners, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Dafnis Prieto as well as performed at venues such as the New World Symphony Center, Ball and Chain, Lagniappe House and many others.
Indeed, Jackson has just released a stunning debut album, the quite brilliant Restless (out now via Wise Cat Records), all whilst still studying privately with guitar virtuoso, Mike Moreno at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
1. Bird Flu (6:56)
This quite vibrantly euphoric album opens on the dulcet swirling haze of Bird Flu and the gently frenetic Falling Grace and backs those up seamlessly with the mid-tempo hipsway of Mulberry Tree and then the simply divine orchestrations of Sophia’s Waltz are brought forth.
Up next is one of my own personal favorites here on this beautiful new album, the ornately sculptured foot-tapper Amalfi which is in turn followed by the sweepingly elegant Peace, the album rounding out on the cutely entitled, and lushly sophisticated Hindsight Is 2020, closing on the guitar-led feistiness of the upbeat title track Restless.