Rob Tardik: Moments

Feb 11, 2016 - by: George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

Guitarist Rob Tardik exposes his guitars to a variety of warm environments here on an album that includes Curtis Freeman/p, Nate Harasim/p-dr prog, Steve Oliver/b and Gary Stanionis/dr as well as guests on horns and vocals.


Carson Freeman’s tenor is a plus on pieces lke the synthetically percussive “Sip and Salsa” and Will Donato’s tenor adds flavor to the ballad “Serendipity.” As for Tardik, he can rock on the upbeat “Rite of Passage” with Donato, and with nylon strings he sounds tender on “Moments in Time” with Aiden Castillos’s vocals and Lussion on “Eros” with even a third guitarist in “Walle Larsson. Tardick plugs into a disco mood on the funky “Stop!” while going flamenco on “A New Life.” He shows his ability to create a climax of moods on a rich and dramatic “Voyager” along with Davor Jordanovski and Rob Tardik’s percussion supplying the only support. Impressive variety of moods and moments.

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