Svarc Hanley Longhawn
Svarc Hanley Longhawn
Nik Svarc –Guitar/Loops
Martin Longhawn- Organ/Keys
‘Leeds Guitarist Nik Svarc, Drummer-Percussionist Steve Hanley and Keyboardist Martin Longhawn join the dots between Jazz-Rock and Hammond funk…
…an interesting angle for an old-school sound mixed with some hyper-catchy hooks and grooves’
‘Splinter at the Bridge welcomed the return of guitarist Nick Svarc. Toting a cherry red Gibson 335 and a pedal board approaching XL proportions, at a glance Svarc resembled a youthful Larry Coryell.
Mining the rich seam of the classic Hammond organ trio, the mono-syllabic Svarc let his Gibson do the talking; touch, time, feel, technique.’
‘These three push all the buttons, tick all the boxes. You want funk? you got it? You want Jazz? It’s right there.
Maybe you want to go a little towards the outside? They’ll take you there and bring you back in one piece’.
‘If you’re a fan of John Scofield, Wayne Krantz, Troyka, etc or just want to hear some interesting new music then check out this album…
Rather than swinging standards…ambient grooves, post-rock jams and Krantz-esq solos are the order of the day. Svarc demonstrates his technical command of the guitar once again and his uses a variety of sounds to great
‘The album closes on a majestic crescendo that is yet another of the many disparate characteristics that go up to make one of the album releases of the year for this reviewer. Gracefulness and power are very difficult to attain without upsetting the equilibrium, but this release manages that fine balancing act with a great deal of dignity.’
‘When you listen to good jazz, at least when I do, one type of sound that I tend to gravitate to would be the organ trio format. It has to have a certain funk to it. It definitely needs to go ”out there,” and most assuredly needs to have a good guitar. This Organ Trio has all of these elements, and more. They do a great job conjuring up those old thoughts of the 60′s, and Jimmy Smith. Music should be enjoyed, and when people are there to simply watch, not talk, you know your battle with the crowd is over.’
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