PanaRican, a...musical tapestry that seamlessly transposes... virtuosity with the lyrical sweetness of blues-and-soul... makes this 9-track outpouring by the Glenn Rexach Group... a likely perennial in one’s digital playlist and CD tray." Jakes Srinivisan, "Austin Jazz Strat cat Glenn Rexach... eschews...flamboyance...for dazzling group interplay...Taste gives PanaRican an accessible lift most fusioneers never accomplish." Michael Toland Austin Chronicle ”
PRE-ORDER Glenn Rexach Group's latest album - PanaRican - Full Release March 16th

PRE-ORDER Glenn Rexach Group's latest album - PanaRican - Full Release March 16th

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Austin Strat cat Glenn Rexach eschews rock and blues flamboyance for jazz virtuosity on third album PanaRican. The Austin School of Music instructor and accompanists Aaron Hatmaker (bass) and Kevin Scott (drums) hit right out of the gate with "Flex Time," a bluesy funk bopper that wouldn't sound out of place on an early John Scofield LP. Favoring clean tones and a subtle R&B feel, the band soars through "Soul Stretch," and fuzz colors molten soloing on the friendly fusion of "Angst Freedom Rider." Rexach also turns 250-year-old hymn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" into a lush jazz ballad. The epic "Barbacoa Reverie" starts out bossa nova before ramping up to a polyrhythmic display of dazzling group interplay. Despite his impressive skill, Rexach rarely descends into self-indulgence, utilizing his technique without being excessive. Taste gives PanaRican an accessible lift most fusioneers never accomplish.


The Glenn Rexach Group


REVIEWED BY MICHAEL TOLANDFRI., APRIL 8, 2016 in the Austin Chronicle


Glenn Rexach Group

September 13th, 2015 – Austin, TX – WOBEONFEST

Contemporary jazz blues set, blending funk with a smooth grip on blues, finish is key.  Pounding bass, guitar licks, tone, and drumming cuts. Nice smooth transition, Glenn, slices the tones, they are in sync. All instruments have their parts to play, equal. Great instrumental. Soul wrenching playing style, roots. Feeling and harmony. The room listening in anticipation of the next note. Clean, clear picks of the guitar, smooth as butter to the ears. Snare drum, high hat, thumping, pounding, feel it in your chest, love of the music. A little foot tappin’ to accompany the rhythm. Beautiful music, enough said. “Ru’bot’s Hair dance” kicked it off, followed by “Yes Diggity”, blending into

“Soul Stretch” it has a mellow smooth funk wrapped in a breathless anticipatory lightheaded easy sway with a Latin feel. The bass has a slap and pop like no other.
“Fuzzy Undulating Logic” and “Flex Time” played in a funky groove, reminiscent of time gone past.
The band comprised of Glenn Rexach on guitar, Kevin Scott on drums, and on bass guitar is Aaron Hatmaker.

Glenn also plays in the Jacqui Walker Band and is a guitar instructor at The Austin School of Music.





My very first blog entry!  

Blog entry 8/31/2016 

 Hello one and all. This is my first attempt at writing a blog, so bear with me, won't you? 

I've been playing guitar now for a grand total of 50 years. Starting when I was six, as I watched my oldest brother strum a few chords and trying to emulate what I was hearing and seeing. Much like now, there was so much I didn't know, but I was captivated by the sounds, and when I came to parts in a song I didn't know, it felt totally natural to play something regardless, finding notes that matched what was happening at the moment. Again, much like the present time. As a result, improvising has been a part of my musical DNA for as long as I've been playing, and it is that being-in-the-moment awareness, and the potential to create beauty in that space, that continues to entice me with its endless possibilities. 
It can become harder, as we get older and more entrenched in how we approach matters musical and otherwise, to stay within the moment and maintain openness to what is possible right then, rather than relying on what we know has worked for us so many times in the past. I have found that achieving a balance between what our experiences have taught us, and the willingness to allow a new musical experience to control the flow of our reaction and offering, is possible. I have been within that presence, felt its power to gently push me into new modes of expression, and realize that the connection of that balance with the child that I was, enchanted by the sounds coming out of a guitar, is most strongly felt in those moments. That is one big reason why I continue doing what I do, to experience those moments with others, connected as we all are. 

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