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Zan Stewart reviews Jared Gold – Supersonic….

Jared Gold

Jersey-based organist Jared Gold’s new CD packs plenty of musical bounty. Teaming with guitarist Ed Cherry and drummer McClenty Hunter, Gold — happily, a disciple of groundbreaking Newark organist Larry Young — deftly balances his affinity for choice-noted lines delivered with no-nonsense swing and his ideas that lean a little forward, which open up the proceedings a tad. On Gold’s percolating “Makin’ Do,” both of these aspects are handsomely displayed. The track also boasts Hunter’s crisp beat and Cherry’s enticing guitar. “Times are Hard on the Boulevard” reveals Gold’s considerable blues acumen, and he finds grit and gold in pop songs like John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back” and Lennon and McCartney’s “In My Life.”

— Zan Stewart