Renowned Jazz bassist Jason Jenkins’ latest album is a heartfelt masterpiece. Striking an emotional chord akin to the golden era of Jazz his latest album ‘Blues & Synonyms’ is a fresh offering of a timeless sound. Almost anachronistic in 2023 Jason Jenkins in nine tracks rivals Wes Montgomery, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis and more as opposed to competing with current day contemporaries. The lush guitar work on ‘Dear Old Stockholm’ and ‘Once I Loved’ connects with the listener on an emotional level. Keeping with the golden era quality stance the 1954 Sonny Rollins Jazz standard ‘Airegin’ gets a beautifully raw reincarnation more than half a century later re-envisioned through the perspective of Jason Jenkins. The upbeat post bebop swing and fast paced rhythms shine throughout ‘Blues & Synonyms’. The blues elements are just as profound, the album opener ‘Bluesville’ has an intoxicating slow drag swing underneath a catchy horn segment followed by a riveting piano solo. Every element on the album hits it’s mark right on the head and leaves the listener in musical bliss. Jason Jenkins’ knowledge and understanding of the genre are unmatched and the ability to display each idea is done with a flawless ease that is booth soothing and captivating to the ear.