Introducing Lets Get Together the latest release from jazz-guitarist Bob Shimizu.
Let's Get Together, Shimizu's second solo release, is a celebration of the song-book of a life-time and a musical journey that pays homage to jazz standards and selections from the great American pop and rock song-books.
Produced by veteran Clarke Rigsby (Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy Smith, Tower Of Power) the album features Shimizu's Arizona-based quartet including Mario Mendivil (elec. bass), Lamar Gaines (piano, Wurlitzer, Clavinet), Mike Florio (drums) and Todd Chuba (percussion) as well as a vocal cameo by singer-songwriter Obadiah Parker (Grandma's Hands), who lends grit and soul to the session.
...Shimizu has a bright and clean tone and he does not waste a note during his well constructed improvisations....
4 Stars — Downbeat Magazine
Let's Get Together, remained in the Top 50 on the JazzWeek Chart for 9 weeks!
In the best tradition of the 1980s, jazz guitarist/composer Bob Shimizu's relaxing sound and welcoming tone echoes the style of guitarists like Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton.
— Jazz Times Magazine
...Bob Shimizu is a highly lyrical player with the clean runs of a Kenny Burrell and the improvisational skills of a Wes Montgomery....
— Digital Jazz News