Will Bernard: Outdoor Living reviewed by downbeat

Will Bernard's Outdoor Living Garners 3 out of 4 Stars in Downbeat

Guitarist Will Bernard doesn't hurt for references. The Berkeley native has recorded with Don Cherry and Stanton Moore. He's jammed with Charlie Hunter, Dr. John and John Medeski. And he's collaborated with Tom Waits, Spearhead and hip-hop ensemble the Coup. While a diverse palette informs his sixth record, so does experience-garnered restraint. Bernard's history with organist Wil Blades and drummer Simon Lott also accounts for the natural vibe absent from a majority of similar fusion-based affairs...