Johnston, Noel

Armored Records, 2013CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guitarist Noel Johnson serves up a strong dose of rock-fusion on Salted Coffee. He is joined by Jason ‘JT’ Thomas (d) and Jeff Plant (b). Greg Beck (perc) and Shaun Martin (organ/keys) appear on three and two selections respectively. Johnson plays with lots of emotion and we especially enjoyed his work without distortion. The slow, steady funk of “Big 8008”; the bittersweet passion of “Because” and the burning energy of “Bat Tips” highlight a very good session.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions