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“ "Recorded in 2001, this sprightly tribute to tenor sax great, Dexter Gordon pronounces a rather all-encompassing vibe, through the viewpoint of drummer Jason Bodlovich. Featuring the late bassist Ray Brown, this quintet performs four Gordon originals and other works. But the gist of the matter pertains to the ensemble's mode of capturing Gordon's distinctive aura, complete with a relaxed sense of urgency, performed at various tempos. Bodlovich is a fine young drummer, whereas trumpeter Jay Thomas doubles on tenor sax for a few energetic exchanges with tenorist, Steve Wolfe. More often than not, the musicians use Gordon's arrangements as foundations for artistic expression, yet they predominately abide by a rock solid game plan, via these pumping, hard-bop showcases. Occasionally, Wolfe and Thomas toss in a few quotes or stylistic remembrances of Gordon's signature sound and style, but that is to be expected. Ultimately, the drummer and his musical associates provide a richly thematic,”

Glenn Astaritia - Jazz Review.com

“ Oakland Examiner On The Culprit Review Date: September 2010 "There is no dearth of talented jazz guitarists in Northern California and any regular reader of these postings probably realizes I have a particular affinity for such players. Julian Lage, Terrence Brewer and Hristo Vitchev are among my personal favorites. Here's another area guitarist to note: Jason Bodlovich. A Huntington Beach native who studied at Sonoma State and still calls the North Bay home, Bodlovich has a half-dozen albums to his credit. His latest effort is "The Culprit", which also features Noam Lemish (piano), Miles Wick (bass) and James Stafford (drums). Helping out on guitar duties is Bodlovich's six-string mentor, Randy Vincent. The disc is dedicated to Janice King and the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society, so it's only proper that the organization hosts its release party. That's set for Friday at the Plaza Bistro in Sonoma. All in attendance will receive a free copy of The Culprit." -Brian McCoy, Oakland Examiner”

Brian McCoy - Oakland Examiner

“ "It started with a guitar, an amp and some lessons at the age of 15. By today's standards, he was a late bloomer. At the Sunday night jam sessions at the now defunct Valley of the Moon Saloon, Bodlovich hooked up with Isaac Carter and Phil Herrschaft, among others. Musically dexterous and naturally affable, Bodlovich migrated from guitar to drums, as there never seemed to be a drummer in the house. The trio eventually put together one of the best undiscovered discs in Sonoma Valley: The Magflies. Meanwhile, Bodlovich was busy honing his unique blend of jazz, rock and funk. He developed a love for the laid-back bebop of the great Dexter Gordon, and realized that no one had ever done a tribute. Young Jason Bodlovich was able to convince Ray Brown-who had done sessions with Gordon-to buy in, and with Bodlovich on drums, the tribute disc was wrapped. Since then, Bodlovich has issued several albums with various personnel, mostly with him on guitar and typically alongside Isaac Carter. His”

James Marshall Berry - Sonoma Magazine

“Jazztimes On The Culprit Review Date: September 2010 "Bay Area six-stringer Jason Bodlovich traverses a wide range of styles on his sophomore release ["The Culprit"], from the soulful, gospel-tinged "Krumble" (played with urgent bent-string fervor on electric guitar), to the buoyant, Brazilian-flavored "Cotash" (played on nylon-string acoustic), to the swinging blues "B Flatted.". He shows a fondness for Wes-like octaves on the bossa-nova-flavored "SGB," and offers Django-esque filigrees on the title track. And he exchanges some hot licks with guest guitarist Randy Vincent on the duet closer, "B4Ugo," recalling the tight blues-based chemistry between Joe Pass and Herb Ellis. -Bill Milkowski, Jazztimes ”

Bill Milkowski - Jazztimes