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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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...