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Andrew Cheshire is one of a (regretfully) not-so-endangered species: the undervalued contemporary jazz musician. His music defies easy categorization; while he's performed and/or recorded with top-flight bebop musicians like Marvin “Smitty” Smith and Kenny Barron, he's also comfortable playing in free contexts with such uncompromising avant-gardists as drummer Jay Rosen and Cecil Taylor-sideman Dominic Duval. Cheshire's long, lissome improvised melodies float in and out of time, yet he's possessed with a firm, aggressive touch and profound sense of swing that serves him well in any context...
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”Anyone who professes to love jazz guitar and hasn't checked out Cheshire is missing the boat” -Chris Kelsey, All-Music Guide To Jazz

“His playing rings out with astounding clarity as he pensively dissects each tune with the precision of a surgeon” -Frank Rubolino, Cadence

“Cheshire has his own style, sound, and aura” -Mark Corroto, All About Jazz

“He shows that he is a masterful improviser with a fresh new vocabulary; a talented guitarist who is a bright new voice in 21st century jazz” -Scott Yanow, Editor; All-Music Guide To Jazz

“He is a hidden talent deserving to be discovered and exposed” -C...

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Music

Featured recording “The Four Ages of Bob”

The Four Ages of Bob

Joule Records
2004
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    Pavane Pour Une Infante Difunte

    Joule Records
    2004
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    The Four Ages Of Bob

    Joule Records
    2004
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    Faces

    Joule Records
    2003
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    Morning Song

    Joule Records
    2003
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    Guitar Noir

    Joule Records
    2002
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    Water Street Revival

    Joule Records
    2000
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    Water Street Revival

    Joule Records
    1999
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