Ken Navarro | "The Meeting Place"

Ken Navarro | "The Meeting Place"

There are 1 comment on the Jazz HQ story from May 17, 2007, titled Ken Navarro | "The Meeting Place". In it, Jazz HQ reports that:

If George Benson, Al DiMeola, Earl Klugh and Ken Navarro all walked in for an audition, Navarro would be the first one eliminated from the competition.

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James Walker

Romulus, MI

#1 Jun 13, 2007
This is a weird review. It's full of left handed compliments and seems to be holding Navarro to some lofty bar which is soley in the reviewer's mind. I admit that I love this new album and find it to be one of the few smooth jazz guitar CDs that I listen to in it's entirety. For me, as a fellow guitarist, it's obvious that Navarro is leaps and bounds ahead of most of the guitarists in the smooth jazz category (he's a virtuoso - listen to his unbelievable solo on Pat Metheny's composition "Lakes") and that he's taking the music where he wants it to go. There is generally a jazz police mentality at jazzreview.com and I guess that's why the reviewer comes off confused and conflicted. But a reviewer should at least talk about the songs themselves - this guy just went on and on with his own agenda instead of discussing the music.

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