Ess, Gene

Simp Records, 2022CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 28.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 73
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Japanese American jazz guitarist, composer Gene Ess assembles a trio with bassist Scott Cooley and Clarence Penn on drums for his latest release Ah-Bop. As suggested, this is a mostly a bebop outing until Gene changes direction into progressive rock-fusion on “Array”. “Dark Blues” are as stated before his solo on “Crossing”. Gene serves up a wide range of diversity in moods that keeps listeners engaged.


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions