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Geordie Kelly has been described as a guitar player's guitar player (iTunes). He has been priveleged to share the stage with people such as Mulgrew Miller, Grady Tate, Ray Codrington, Jiggs Whigham, Ed Calle, Bobby Shew, Von Freeman at the New Apt Lounge on 75th St on the south side of Chicago, Phil DeGreg, Maureen McGovern, Antonio Onorato, Pietro Condorelli and Aldo Farias in Naples, Italy, Frank Mantooth, Bob Bowman, Ritchie Cole, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, The Turtle Island String Quartet, and Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln City Jazz Orchestra
Scott Yanow, one of the most renowned jazz critics of all time, took the time to write this article about my CD. It is available on his web site, and in the June 07 issue of the Los Angeles Jazz Scene.
Geordie F.O. Kelly has a quiet sound on the guitar and an
introverted style that is subtle and sophisticated. On Triple Play,
which was recorded in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he interacts with
bassist Peter VenDeReit and drummer Christopher Koroshetz.
The group performs six of Kelly’s intriguing originals, a version of
“Doxy” that humorously alters a few of the melody notes, a
rendition of “It Could Happen To You” that has an extension in
each chorus, and a solo guitar showcase on “Beautiful Love.”
While none of the musicians are household names, they are
talented players, especially Geordie F.O
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