Jason Bodlovich Quartet 'very hard swinging'-Jazztimes North Bay guitarist Jason Bodlovich has assembled a Quartet for his new acoustic jazz release, 'The Culprit'. The Quartet features Noam Lemish-piano, Miles Wick-upright bass and James Stafford-drums. The Quartet expands to a Quintet with Jason's mentor, Randy Vincent, stepping in on guitar for half the session. The Culprit features nine original compositions with eclectic styles including straight ahead, Brazilian and Gypsy swing and gospel rock. Jason is a favorite in the North Bay and was awarded the 2009 Norbay-North Bay Music Award by public vote. Always seeking the cross over audience, Jason has developed a sound which welcomes non-jazz listeners as well as fans of the genre. September 2010 Jazztimes review of The Culprit: 'Bay Area six-stringer Jason Bodlovich traverses a wide range of styles on his sophomore release ['The Culprit'], from the soulful, gospel-tinged 'Krumble' (played with urgent bent-string fervor on electric guitar), to the buoyant, Brazilian-flavored 'Cotash' (played on nylon-string acoustic), to the swinging blues 'B Flatted.'. He shows a fondness for Wes-like octaves on the bossa-nova-flavored 'SGB,' and offers Django-esque filigrees on the title track. And he exchanges some hot licks with guest guitarist Randy Vincent on the duet closer, 'B4Ugo,' recalling the tight blues-based chemistry between Joe Pass and Herb Ellis. -Bill Milkowski/Jazztimes.