Larry Corban – Emergence – (Nabroc Records)
This record swings wisely. It’s pleasing to the ear but complex and engaging. Guitarist Corban’s lightening fast single note runs wash over you if you aren’t tuned in, but if you stop to listen, the man’s really talking you. My pick, the tune “Soon to Be”, a modal exploration with a Coltrane feel to it where Corban and saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi double on the melody in the head before branching out into stellar solos.