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Joe Locke Quartet: Sticks and Strings

After Joe Locke’s recorded collaborations with pianists such as Kenny Barron, Billy Childs, Frank Kimbrough, Dave Hazeltine and Geoff Keezer, as well as with guitarist Vic Juris, along comes up-and-coming guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg to help produce perhaps the vibraphonist’s finest CD to date. There are no wasted notes here, and no aimless technical displays. Locke and Kreisberg seem to inspire each other to creative heights, with the exemplary backing of bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Joe La Barbera.

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