Jersey Jazz reviews Slide Attack, Road Trip

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Howard Levy & Alan Goidel Slide Attack


by Joseph Lang

Slide Attack, Road Trip

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Trombonists Howard Levy and Alan Goidel (Slide Attack) teamed up to create a robust and joyful collection of original tunes titled Road Trip (self-produced). Joined by pianist Hiroshi Yamazaki, bassist Michael Goetz and drummer Chuck Zeuren, they address five selections composed by Levy, three by Goidel, and one by Yamazaki. Two trombone front lines are not common in jazz, but the success of the legendary pairing of J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding has led to occasional forays into this territory. Levy and Goidel have combined to produce a collection that grabs your attention immediately with Yamazaki’s “Spring Roll” and holds it right through the final notes of Levy’s “Bluedemic.” Both trombonists are facile players who exhibit the kind of empathy that generally results in memorable music. Slide Attack is the perfect way to attack those moments when you need some joy in your life, but it will be a nice fit no matter your mood.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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