Sounds Like: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Bernstein, Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman
Bio: On the heels of the release of “Tribulation”, Atlanta jazz guitarist Jacob Deaton is preparing for a multi-city tour.
Ever since Deaton independently released his critically acclaimed album, “Tribulation”, he’s been selling out shows all over Atlanta and surrounding areas. In the Summer and Fal...See Full Bio
“Atlanta guitarist Jacob Deaton began the year with a new album—his first one, in fact—and makes a good initial impression. These six songs, all Deaton’s, vary in tempo in mood but the common thread throughout them all is that they are crisp post-bop with simple melodies and advanced harmonies. This leader allows a lot of running room for pianist Nick Rosen and alto saxophonist Akeem Marable (Craig Shaw is on bass and Justin Chesarek mans the drums). Deaton’s plays his guitar with a bias for playing quality, not quantity, notes, and a warm tone with just a touch of vinegar makes those notes sound good. The “stretch” tracks are the bookend ones, “Tribulation” and “Sketches of Trane” (Youtube below), where Deaton, Marable and Rosen light it up with sequential solos. But it’s not all hot licks; the relaxed groove of “Hoexter’s Hex” shows off Deaton to craft a intricate tune with a lot of soul. ~Victor Aaron, Something Else Reviews”