Talented Guitarist/Composer Aaron Benson has served up a melodic feast with his C.D After The Rush, a well crafted batch of mostly self-penned tunes that rather than challe…
Talented Guitarist/Composer Aaron Benson has served up a melodic feast with his C.D After The Rush, a well crafted batch of mostly self-penned tunes that rather than challenge the listener with self indulgence, the songs imbue an ambiance which is both luxurious and organic. While not short of keenly executed hot guitar licks and the mandatory radio friendly material it is the feeling of warmth emanating from the C.D player that makes this musical journey so satisfying. Other reviews have this disc referred to as a Smooth Jazzers dream and l can understand why, however, this could be a tad limiting as there is so much more on offer here than slinky grooves and restrained playing. In fact, the spirit of the C.D has a decidedly Urban R’n’B grit complemented with the sheen of quality production. A brief snapshot song by song would be; Café L’amour - The quiet before the Storm.Slo Notion - Slow and sexy.
Uptown Avenue - Funk without the junk.When Heart Are Singing - The melody lingers on.Practice What you Preach - Barry White is now playing guitar in the afterlife.Your Soulful Whisper - l would love to hear this songs melody on saxophone.Havana Moonlight - The dance of the night.The Chase is On - Killer contemporary groove tune.My love is your love - Tropical rendezvous.Indigo Cruise - Very bluesy but with a smooth groove and a bit of an edge in parts.Way Past Midnight - A jazz mood piece.
My version of this C.D comes with a bonus solo guitar disc with the aptly titled description Soulo for it’s inclusion of a reworked soul songs. A nice addition to a highly commendable album.