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Sounds Like: George Benson, Cameron Pierre, Wes Montgomery, Russell Malone
Manager: RelavationS Music Group
Bio: Edison is a fine expressive guitarist based in the UK. He has an accessible style with flowing rhythm and melodic lines. Edison always gives a tight performance and is a joy to listen to. Studying classical piano at Yorkshire College of Music with Irene Ingram and teaching himself the guitar l...See Full Bio
“Edison Herbert, whose My Favourite Tunes is an enjoyable bop/post-bop album that occasionally detours into R&B territory. Herbert usually leads an intimate guitar trio on this 2014 release, employing Neville Malcolm on acoustic bass and Winston Clifford on drums. And as a guitarist, Herbert favors a lyrical approach along the lines of Wes Montgomery and George Benson (two of his main influences). Herbert swings, but he does so in a melodic fashion on accessible performances such as “Paintings,” “Is This It?” and “E’s Train” (which hints at Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train”). Ballads are one of his strong points, and his proficiency as a ballad player is evident on “It Takes Time,” “You Never Know” and “One Hello” Because Herbert includes one vocal track that is more R&B than jazz, some people might wonder if My Favourite Tunes is a “smooth jazz” album. But no, the performances on this release are mostly straight-ahead instrumental jazz. Herbert is ”