What do you get when you take a touch of smooth jazz and a heaping mound of tasty guitar chops? Well, the final result would very much sound like Roch Lockyer's latest effort "Nondirectional." Lockyer's jazz guitar skills are right up there with the likes of Pat Metheny and John Scofield. His licks are most defiant on tracks like "Major Transitions (A Life)" and "Monk's House." Roch's improvisational jazz runs will make any guitarist stand up and take listen to this album. There are also some great moments from bassist Bijoux Barbosa, who lays down some funky jazz grooves under Roch's guitar work. Alluring piano chords and the vibrant trumpet also embellish these smooth and delectable arrangements. This album is a necessity for any jazz guitar enthusiast or a fan of Pat Metheny.
-Shaun H. and the radioindy.com reviewer team
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