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Warm, guitar-based jazz

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
By Garrison Fewell

Accurate Records: 1995

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This review first appeared in the July 28, 1995 issue of the North County Blade-Citizen (now North County Times).

This is Boston jazz guitarist Garrison Fewell's second outing for the eclectic little Accurate label, and it shows that his outstanding 1993 debut, "A Blue Deeper Than Blue," was no fluke.

Fewell plays a hollow-body jazz guitar, and is of the same school as Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessell and Herb Ellis. His mellow, tasteful compositions are are full of little nooks and crannies where he and his talented band (Cecil McBee on bass, Laszlo Gardoney on piano) can explore his melodic themes.

And if mellow, Fewell's music is never boring – this is thoughtful, warm music that holds your interest on many levels.