Campbell, Royce

Philology Jazz, 2009CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 16.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Royce is a veteran jazz guitarist with over 25 releases as a leader! He’s been in the business this long for a reason; he’s good! And he’s a pleasure to listen to. We like him in this trio setting with Bob Bowen (b) and Ron Free (d). They push the pace and keep Royce on his game. The program is all standards orchestrated with the chord melodies that Campbell is famous for. “Trio Minor Blues” is the sole original and blues track in the middle breaking things up nicely. The interaction between the crew is strong on “‘Round Midnight” and Bowen takes the lead in a number of spots like his opening solo on “I Thought About You”. Our feet were continuously pattin’ on this one!

Royce Campbell Trio - All Standards and a BluesBUY NOW

Publicist: Royce Campbell