Slide Attack is reviewed by Audiophile Review with Road Trip

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Howard Levy & Alan Goidel Slide Attack

by Paul Wilson

Slide Attack CD Cover

 

If the term “dueling banjos” holds any meaning or fond memories of the movie starring Burt Reynolds, then maybe a traditional jazz quintet starring not one, but two slide trombones may be of interest. I was curious enough to try and predict beforehand how the interplay between both bandleaders might take place. Trombonists Alan Goidel and Howard Levy not only trade licks back and forth, but they also follow and work around each other in this traditional jazz release. I found superb harmonies overall and enjoyed how the orchestrations seem to both work well together and, almost to a certain extent, against each other. Most of the tracks are energetic and enlist a toe tapping response. I’ve never heard dual trombones in a jazz group before, but it is obvious, these guys know what they are doing.

Sonics: 8

Overall: 8

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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