CD Review: Mack Randall "I Call Time"

Randall’s debut album harkens to a bygone era of great songwriting, primo instrumental performances, and meaningful yet accessible lyrics.
By E.E. Bradman ,

Randall’s debut album harkens to a bygone era of great songwriting, primo instrumental performances, and meaningful yet accessible lyrics. On songs like “Looks Like a Frown” and the title track, Randall’s love of smart pop bands like XTC comes across loud and clear. Michael Gelfand’s bass lines are note-perfect—check out his big tone and melodic approach, even when chugging away with eighth-note grooves that sit in the pocket just right.