Verve Jazz Ensemble

Verve Jazz Ensemble, 2023CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 29.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 77
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Josh Feldstein leads The Verve Jazz Ensemble (VJE), seven members who perform in six different configurations from a trio to the all-in septet. They are a high energy band! We liked the layered brass on “The Odd Couple”, the lazy ballad “Pensive Mess”, the subtle bossa nova on “Once I Loved”, and the sax/trumpet cat and mouse melody on “What I Meant to Say Was” featuring Jon Blanck (t-sax) and Tatum Greenblatt (t).


Publicist: Light Groove Media