Guitarist Jake Hertzog Releases His New Recording “Patterns” On Buckyball Records

Jake Hertzog

Jake Hertzog is a young upcoming guitarist who has already attracted the attention of the jazz world. Jake is exploring a realm that is firmly rooted in the jazz idiom, but he is not shy to show his love for rock guitar. His explorations surface at any opportunity, enriching his palette of sounds.

Jake was the Grand Prize winner in the guitar competition at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. In the festival’s 44-year history, he holds the title at 20 years old as the youngest ever prize winner.

“Patterns” features the New York-based outstanding rhythm section:

Harvie S-Bass
The legendary Harvie S has performed and recorded with masters in music including Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Jim Hall, Michael Brecker, Gil Evans, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Chick Corea, Erik Friedlander, Danilo Perez, Paquito D’Rivera, Pat Martino among many others and hailed by Jazz Improv as “one of the preeminent bass voices in jazz today.”

Victor Jones-Drums
Victor Jones got his start in Stan Getz’s band and has since performed and recorded with Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Michel Pettruciani, Dizzy Gillespie, Chaka Khan among others. One of the pioneers of “acid jazz”, Jones continues to lead his own group “Culturversey”, the current incarnation of which includes Jake Hertzog on guitar.

Here are a few quotes about Jake’s CD:

“Patterns is the guitar record you play when you absolutely, positively need to have your mind melted.” -Chris Spector Midwest Record

“Echoes of Metheny, Stern, and Breau (among others) surface in Hertzog’s playing, but his dazzlingly adventurous approach puts him in a jazz league all his own. What a gifted guitarist, and at 22, he’s just getting started!.” – Art Thompson Guitar Magazine

“This is creativity set loose and reveled in! There is something here that hasn’t been heard before!” Steve Roberts

“His pace here & throughout the album is totally gentle, yet filled with groove! I’m once again highly impressed” – Rotcod Zzaj improvijazznation

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