"I Didn't Know About You"
Rochester jazz guitarist and phenomenational-supercala-wondercat (yes I made that up, but not until the record compelled me) Gabe Condon wastes no time with the fleet-fingered flurry and scat on the opening cut on his new CD, "I Didn't Know About You." Condon's tone is clean as he dominates a cast of heavy hitters assembled for this endeavor. And just as his six-string pimp hand is strong, his voice takes on a casual elegance and secondary gentleness akin to Chet Baker or Todd Londagin. There's a hint of romance throughout, I can't recommend enough for woo-pitching, and sealing the deal.