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Rob Tardik — Balance, Energy, Laughter, Love

Sept. 7, 2011

Canadian Smooth Jazz Award winning guitarist Rob Tardik shows off his suave manipulations of the nylon guitar again on his latest release, Balance, Energy, Laughter, Love (aka B.E.L.L.), once again puts on full display what it’s like to be a polished veteran of the genre.

With a mix of chilled out and spirited pieces ranging from contemporary jazz to Latin to pop, Tardik grabs you and holds on until there’s no denying the attractiveness of his style in this CD of memorable moments and vibes.

Opening with “East Meets Wes,” a sparkling and obvious tribute to the legendary Wes Montgomery, Tardik strides through this album, strumming up, among other tunes, an upbeat “Shakin’ the House,” the funky mid-tempo “Frolic,” a pop-friendly “The Right Time,” the handsome and beautifully melodic Latin-laced “La Buena Vida (The Good Life)” (one of my faves), the easy, mellow “Sunday Morning,” the airy little mover called “Smile,” the romantically enticing “Blue Midnight,” the multi-themed (World/Latin/jazz) beauty entitled “Waiting For Love” (another of my faves), and the light Latinesque “Corazon Contento (Happy Heart).”

Tardik says, “In my life, I have come to the conclusion that Balance, Energy, Laughter, and Love are the key ingredients in leading a rewarding and fulfilling life on every level.” We would do well to adopt his theory.

With such fine material and expert help from the likes of guitarist Paul Brown, saxmen Warren Hill and Jaared, and bassist Mel Brown, Tardik also guarantees the balance and ring of quality in this
B.E.L.L. – Ronald Jackson

While this CD is not yet released, Rob Tardik is making it available as a pre-release on his site. Simply click on the CD cover above to sample and/or order it.

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