Sly 5th Ave
Truth Revolution Records, 2013, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O’s Notes: Sly 5th Ave is Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II and Akuma is his debut recording. Sly plays sax and composed all of the music on the CD. His musical maturity defies his youth as he patiently expresses his feelings instead of just blitzing through the melodies. This extends to his accompaniment with whom he generously shares the stage. While we’ve titled it as contemporary jazz, the songs are complex and engaging beyond just a few cool riffs. There is much to enjoy on Akuma suggesting that Sly 5th Ave will be delighting jazz audiences for a while.
Publicist: Jazz Promo Services