Atwood, 2003, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O’s Notes: Guitarist Steve Thomas is the adventurous type, a composer that takes the unexpected turn with his songs. The melodies are typically single note guitar sometimes shadowed by sax. The set starts off swinging but half way through the second cut, they break into a sultry blues and the fun begins! “Looking Up” is more contemporary cool followed by “Breeze on a Bay” with its mild Latin beats. By this point we’ve given up on type casting Thomas with his vast array of interests. This project, his 2nd release as a leader is a sophisticated contemporary session.