McCarthy, Brian

Truth Revolution, 2023CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 29.3

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Brian McCarthy (a-sax) leads a 9-piece band for After Life, an introspective view of our place in space! There are 8 original selections including energetic numbers like “The Beginning” and the more reflective “Flux” that layered the brass in an appreciable arrangement. Matt Aronoff opens “Kepler’s Law” with a fine bass solo. They caught our attention on the title track, a 3-part movement with rich layered brass and warm tones that really swings!


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz