Guitarist, Sheryl Bailey is rated among the foremost bop-based guitarists to have emerged in the 1990's. Her attack can be direct and hard swinging, but she also exudes subtlety, elegance of phrase and a pure, warm, liquid sound that recalls the great Jim Hall. Her musical activiities aren't confined to groups working strictly in the orthodox, bop based jazz tradition, as she has toured and recorded with bassist, Richard Bona, David Krakauer and Klezmer Madness, Pop-diva, Irene Cara, tenor saxophonist, Gary Thomas, and Urban Folk and Jazz artist, KJ Denhert. While her mid 1990's release, 'Little Misunderstood' sees her playing with total familiarity and command of the fusion idiom, here latest releases, 'Reunion of Souls', 'The Power of Three' and 'Bull's Eye' represent her love of contemporary straight-ahead jazz guitar, 'Bull's Eye' features nine new Bailey originals,and tightly woven improvisations performed with her long standing trio, The Sheryl Bailey Three - Gary Versace on Hammond B3 and Ian Froman on drums. The trio conjures the essence of the late Grant Green/Larry Young/Elvin Jones band of the late 60's, but carries the torch to modernity. The first track from the disc, 'Old and Young Blues' will be featured in the 'Master Anthology of Jazz Solos, vol. IV' from Mel Bay in 2005. Sheryl is also developing an educational book for Mel Bay on Melodic Reharmonization, also slated for later 2005. 'Sheryl Bailey has reinforced her status as one of NYC's best young guitarists.' - Elliot Simon, All About Jazz/NYC edition.