Innova, 2009, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: Guitarist Bill Banfield’s music will satisfy fusion, bebop and contemporary jazz lovers alike. He opens on the cool side with the first few tunes before transitioning to more straight-ahead sound on “Free Me”, “The Thumb” and “Equinox”. We can hear the influence of George Benson, Wes Montgomery, John Scofield and Earl Klugh. More importantly we hear a new voice on the jazz scene in Banfield. He is writing, arranging, and producing jazz that has a wide appeal. He is a man with a lot of potential who is already making a splash with Spring Forward.
Publicist: Lisa Reedy Promotions