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VIC JURIS Live Performance at J&R + WBGO Broadcast Saturday January 15, 2005 4PM-5PM

SOURCE: Published:
January 11, 2005

To: Listings/Critics/Features From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES Press Contact: JIM EIGO, jazzpromo@earthlink.net



Jazz guitarist VIC JURIS and his band will be performing live at J & R Music World In-Store Appearance and WBGO Live Broadcast

On The Air with WBGO's Monifa Carson...Live Performance & Interview at 4PM The performance will be broadcast live from WBGO 88.3-FM, Jazz88...25 years, straight ahead. Tune in on the Internet to www.wbgo.org

J&R Music World Park Row Lower Manhattan (across from City Hall Park) 212-238-9000 www.jr.com



Performing music from their new Zoho CD Blue Horizon

Guitarist Vic Juris has a warm-toned, flowing lyricism that entices his listeners to kick back and enjoy his formidable post-bop style. With Blue Horizon he tends to reveal the many sides of his musical personality, but manages to stay true to his ability to compose songs that have a lasting cross-generational appeal. On this label debut, Juris offers a diverse collection of original material that spotlights his talents on the electric, steel-string acoustic, and nylon acoustic guitars. With Juris joined by such great artists as Joe Locke on vibes and marimba and Adam Nussbaum on drums, among others, this superb recording should garner the guitarist even more recognition from members of the '70s generation who enjoyed Gary Burton with Larry Coryell and Jerry Hahn, while still attracting those who favor similar jazz guitarists such as Pat Metheny and John Scofield. “Dancing Shadows" captures Juris' mellow tones and refined chord changes that are reminiscent of his days with Dave Liebman's group. Locke's beautiful solo is captivating and shines with imaginative textures and vibrato. “Soft Spoken" is a sensitive composition that reflects Juris' ability to interpret a multitude of melodic chords that indicate his romantic, soft side. His duets “Gojo Duo" with vibist Locke, “Domo Duo" with drummer Nussbaum, and “Vjay Duo" with bassist Jay Anderson are interesting brief interludes that allow Juris to improvise one on one with the members of his rhythm section. This arrangement is a novel way to spotlight his bandmembers' talents apart from the ensemble, instead of the usual head-solo-head arrangement that many composers use for spotlighting their collaborators. However, it is the sensitive, poetic beauty of “Blue Horizon" and “I've Heard This Song Before" that makes this recording most memorable. By sharing compatible harmonies, rare timbres, and melodic concepts, Juris and Locke bring out the best in each other. Overall, Blue Horizon is an artistic triumph for Juris and one that he can be proud of for years to come. Review by Paula Edelstein AllMusic.com

Zoho Music is distributed nationally by Allegro Corporation http://www.allegro-music.com

Zoho Music Website: www.zohomusic.com

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