Jake Hertzog: Chromatosphere

Accomplished guitarist Jake Hertzog shows the influence of Mike Stern and Wayne Krantz while establishing his own thing on this impressive trio outing with bassist Harvie S and drummer Victor Jones. They rock on “California Hills” and “Bonding,” then swing out in old-school fashion on “Almost Like Being in Love.” Hertzog’s advanced voicings and moving harmonies, particularly on an elegant “In Your Own Sweet Way” and his own quirky “Monkey Stuff,” suggest a Ted Greene-Lenny Breau connection.