Woodruff, Brian

Queens Jazz Over Ground, 2021CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 27.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 73
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guest vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger opens “The Welcome Song” warming the crowd with a ballad in front of Woodruff’s sextet. She’s back on “A Centering Piece” and finishes the set with “King Sized Blues”. Elsewhere Michael Rodriguez (t), Lisa Parrott (sax) and Alan Ferber (tb) shine with rich brass combinations. Guitarist Pete McCann adds a fusion elements on “War Paint” and “Undertow” expanding the diversity of Woodruff’s compositions on A Centering Peace.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions