Blessett, Joe

Joe Blessett, 2016CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 22.3

Jazz Ruler Type: AcidJazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Joe stepped back from the live entertainment scene favoring the studio in contrast to many of his contemporaries. There is a generous use of electronics on the opening title track imparting a funky, eerie feel. That funky groove, layered vocalese and rap give 678AO11 a sense of fresh, urban sound. We enjoyed the groove on “For Eddie Smalls”, “Understanding Saturn” and “Back To Basics”. Blessett’s experimental contemporary jazz will capture a generous slice of the fusion/urban/acid/progressive jazz crowd with sticky beats and infectious groove.


Publicist: Rad-X