Jeremy – Guitar Heaven (2011)

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At this point, Jeremy Morris probably needs no introduction, as he has been incredibly active in music for 30 long years. There’s no doubt he’s one of the most prolific artists around. Jeremy releases a new disc every couple of months, and he also runs JAM Recordings.

As well, the Michigan-based maestro plays a zillion different instruments and is amazingly adept at performing a wide array of styles. Be it hard rock, power pop, instrumentals, psychedelic rock or spiritual music, Jeremy pours his heart and emotions into his missives. The quality of his work is consistently high and duly receives relentless praise.

Jeremy’s latest album, the appropriately titled Guitar Heaven (JAM Recordings) features exclusively six-string instrumentals. An unplugged effort, the record resounds to the crisp, cozy and casual tone of rich melodies and meditative measures. A hypnotic feel feeds the fire, while the mood is soothing and relaxing. Much of Jeremy’s output has frequently drawn comparisons to the Beatles, and I must say that Guitar Heaven strongly reflects some of the acoustic segments of “Rubber Soul” and “The White Album,” which is naturally a huge compliment.

Bared boned but energetic and elastic, tracks such as “Children of the Light,” “The Fisher King,” “Glory Road,” “Eastern Wind” and “Love is Alive” fully illustrate Jeremy’s priceless prowess for sculpting inviting chord changes and catchy arrangements. An inspirational record, Guitar Heaven gives thanks to God, but even those who don’t subscribe to a particular religion or philosophy will still enjoy these delightful instrumentals. A nifty pop rock element bleeds through the pieces, providing them with a spring in the step and a twinkle in the rhythms sure to hook a broad range of music buffs.

Purchase Jeremy’s Guitar Heaven through the JAM Recordings Web site.

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson was born the day Ben E. King hit No. 4 with "Stand By Me" -- which is actually one of her favorite songs, especially John Lennon's version. She's contributed to Lance Monthly and Amplifier, and served as Rock Beat International's associate editor. Paterson has also published Inside Out, and Twist & Shake. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
Beverly Paterson
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