Craig Hlady

Celebrating the Release of Twisted - The Craig Hlady Quartet 

Craig Hlady is a skilled and versatile jazz guitarist who sounds equally at home in several styles. He has spent much of his career as a sideman, a record producer, and as a faculty member at Berklee, but he has also led his own groups in the Boston area. On Twisted, Hlady performs nine of his originals in either a quartet or quintet. While the songs sometime utilize complex chord changes, Hlady easily sails over the music. His playing, which occasionally displays touches of Pat Metheny, Larry Carlton and electric blues guitarists, it is quite original and his ideas are expressed in his own voice.  After a tricky melody on the opening “It’s A Pedal Still,” Hlady takes a solo that starts quietly but soon becomes quite fiery.   

Twisted holds one’s interest throughout and contains plenty of variety in moods and grooves. It is an impressive effort from Craig Hlady that is available from
— Scott Yanow LA Feb. 2018 (Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian and author of 11 books including The Great Jazz Guitarists, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record)

Just below, you can hear a sample for his new album being released at A Jazz Winter's Eve on February 24, 2018.