Offline Review by Zachary Larson - Train of Thoughts
This is the review published in Dec 2022 by Zachary Larson on my original composition Train of Thoughts (28 Dec 2022 for Radio Airplay)
Overall Impression: Jazz musician Pablo Embon has released the new original tune Train of Thoughts. True to its name, Train of Thoughts flows forward and has a knack for the unexpected. The piano introduction gives the impression of an emotionally-charged Pop tune, but is soon replaced by a Smooth Jazz groove and sound. This all happens relatively seamlessly and eventually gives way to the terrifically catchy primary melody. It works over several different textures and floats with ease above the groove. As the tune progresses, a scat-vocal and blistering guitar solo are sat side by side and make the listener double check that the track hasn't been changed. They are both quite effective at adding intrigue, and give Train of Thoughts an undeniably unique character. All in all, Train of Thoughts by Pablo Embon is a very fun Instrumental Jazz listen that keeps the listener on their toes.
Strongest Point(s): There are plenty of strong points with Train of Thoughts. The instrumental work is executed with ease, and the groove is solid. What stands out the strongest though, are the ever changing textures and musical ideas. This track has the feel and form of a stream of consciousness-type of tune. There is always something new being introduced, and it is well done.
Target Audience Appeal: Fans of Instrumental Jazz, Fusion, and Smooth Jazz will dig Train of Thoughts by Pablo Embon.
Artist target suggestions: Peter Lewis, Michael Cates, D.S. Wilson, Reggie Wadlington, Victor Towle, Ted Hammond, Acoustic Alchemy, Dave Koz, Snarky Puppy, David Sandborn, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, John Coltrane, George Benson, Fourplay
About The Reviewer: Zachary Larson is a professional guitarist in New York City. Getting his start in high school rock bands, he has since toured the world as a classical chamber musician, onboard cruise lines, and with several Broadway musicals. His recorded work spans across Classical, Pop, and Experimental music. His arrangements are published through Clear Note Publications. Classically trained, he holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver.
Reviewer Comments (artist's eyes only) Nice work. I've listed some artists to target above, many are bigger names in Jazz/Smooth Jazz etc that you will likely recognize, others are emerging artists in our database.