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Patrick Yandall / Press

“Patrick Yandall – Soul Grind Aug. 7, 2013 As an artist who has shown his versatility over the years by playing across genres and integrating grooves, veteran guitarist Patrick Yandall is back with another contemporary jazz gem entitled Soul Grind (due out on Sept. 3). Packing power and punch, this project is solid as a rock. Yandall’s music has been a consistent bag of class and sass for me for years. Utilizing guitars from the Fender Strat to the Gibson 335 to his Martin acoustic to his Ibanez custom AS93, the guitarist paints with multiple colors throughout this CD, as he has with others. Bouncing right out on the lead track “My Lady,” he firmly lays down the Yandall-style vibe that has kept him part of the contemporary jazz conversation for so long. He follows that with the tight and funky title track. His take on the Michael Jackson classic “Human Nature” is as clean and cool a version as I’ve ever heard. A master of slick chords and even slicker riffs, Yandall kn”

“Smooth Jazz Therapy has followed the career of guitarist Patrick Yandall since 2006 and the release of his excellent CD ‘Samoa Soul’. In fact this San Diego resident has been a solo artist since 1994 when he made his debut with ‘That Feels Nice’ and now, going on twenty years later, he is back with his fifteenth album, the decidedly tasty ‘Soul Grind’. Produced and engineered by Yandall (who also writes eleven of the fourteen (yes, fourteen) tracks) this is very much his own project and a resounding showcase for his art.it’s not too early to book your place at the CD launch event that will take place at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA on September 13.”

“The added tracks will be: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10. Again, Patrick - this is a great album, one of the BEST Smooth Jazz albums this year in my opinion.”

“Much like Yandall’s previous releases he limits cover versions to just a couple but in doing so makes two stunning selections. First he breathes new life into Dylan’s signature ‘All Along The Watchtower’ then comes completely out of left field with ‘Mood For A Day’, an instrumental piece by English rock band Yes. This classical guitar solo shows off a different side to Yandall’s musical persona yet in the final analysis there is nothing to better sum up what he is all about than the superb ‘Valentines Night’. In common with the entire CD the tune is tender, understated, beautifully performed and the perfect backdrop for spending time with the one you love. ”

“THE STREETJAZZ ' POWERPLAY CHART ' W/C January 30th 2012 PATRICK YANDALL new release "ACOUSTIC DREAMSCAPE"! Najee Perfect Nites Greg Adams & East Bay Soul To Catch A Thief Jay Stewart Living The LIfe Patrick Bradley Straight Path Eric Marienthal Get Here Rob Tardik Shakin' The House Nick Colionne The Connection Hart Ramsey In Spite Of Myself Drew Simpson On Fallen Ground”

“**The Window. So appropriately named. On this project, that “window” is once again opened wide enough for you to see all that Yandall is and has always been to not only our world of jazz but to the infinite world of music. A world of music so infinite that its challenge is always too much for Patrick Yandall to ignore, and he rises each time to successfully face that very challenge. — Ronald Jackson”

“Now with the #1 most added single on smooth Groove Jazz chart "Tower of Soul" from the brand new CD "The Window"on Innervision Records.”

“It’s hard to believe that this is Patrick Yandall’s 11th release it’s a collection of instrumental rock tracks! I have been hinting around this for years in my reviews. Patrick broke out the Strats and Telecasters and wailed away.”

“The Café has been hip to the San Diego axe-man for quite some time, a period during which Yandall has become firmly entrenched as a perennial favourite on our show. Elements of jazz and blues, which have long been hallmarks of his music.”

Ted Hasiiuk - JazzLynx

“I received your CD today. Thank you. I put in in my car on the way back to the office. WOW! patrick very Impressive. I'll probablly keep listening to it for the next week straight. LOL, seriously, when I find a CD that I love, I keep listening to it...every track, over and over again. ”

Denise Jordan-Walker - Candid Jazz Conversations

“A New Day is not limited to a pure date. It's a philosophical and historical attitude of mind. Patrick Yandall's A New Day is delicious and appealing. Exactly the nucleus of fine smooth jazz guitar music. ”

“If there is one musician whose style typifies the sun soaked vibe synonymous with the city of San Diego it is guitarist Patrick Yandall. ‘A New Day’, he has surpassed himself jam packed with some of the best contemporary jazz you will hear this year. For more go to www.patrickyandall.com”