Russell Malone // Love Looks Good On You
Russell Malone has a change of pace with his new album, Love Looks Good On You.
Love Looks Good On You
Guitarist Russell Malone has proven long ago to jazz and guitar lovers, critics, and, most importantly, himself, that he can play a set or even a night full of blistering, note-filled guitar. Time for a change of pace, however, he says and demonstrates on his new album, primarily a warm and wonderful set of melodic balladry, with just a taste of funk, soul, blues, and medium and up-tempo, straight-ahead jazz. It's Malone's first outing for his new label, and for several weeks after its release, was No. 1 on the jazzweek.com Top 50 chart. Standing tall among today's slew of superb jazz guitarists, Malone – when not leading a group – has played on four Grammy-winning albums. Here, heading a fine piano, bass, and drum quartet, Malone's cushioned, easy-on-the-ears tone alone makes this album worth hearing. – Bob Protzman