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Randy Napoleon: Common Tones (Detroit Music Factory)

Randy Napoleon’s reputation as a steadfast traditionalist with a predilection for well-defined, lyrical guitar lines has largely come via his work as a sideman over the past couple of decades. His contributions as player and arranger to several of Freddy Cole’s most recent albums—and, before that, Michael Bublé’s—have been unfailingly valuable: Napoleon’s input helps give … Read More “Randy Napoleon: Common Tones (Detroit Music Factory)”

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Randy Napoleon: The Jukebox Crowd

A current member of Freddy Cole’s quartet and former sideman to Michael Bublé, the accomplished guitarist-composer-arranger Randy Napoleon demonstrates clear, concise fingerstyle technique on this winning collection of standards and originals. From his bluesy “Everybody Has Soul” to inventive remakes of Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows,” “I’m in the Mood for Love” (done as a … Read More “Randy Napoleon: The Jukebox Crowd”

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