Kohl, Frank

Pony Boy, 2017CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 23.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 58
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Rising Tide is guitarist Frank Kohl’s fourth album as a leader following up on the successful Invisible Man (4/3). He sticks to the same formula with the same swinging band and a split of eight selections that include five originals. We enjoyed the title track, “Tears of Joy” and “Late Night” along with the solo guitar cover of “Beautiful Love”. Frank’s melodies are precise and melodic with a solid big box guitar sound. Jon Doty (d), Steve LaSpina (b) and Tom Kohl (p) continue to provide strong support rounding another fine effort.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions