Stamm, Marvin

Jazzed Media, 2007CD+DVD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 14.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Alone Together opens with a cool number featuring Stamm (t) playing the melody on top of syncopated rhythms from Bill Mays (p) and a funky bass line from Rufus Reid. Ed Soph (d) keeps time while injecting splashes on the cymbals that sweetens the mix. The program includes both cool covers and original pieces from Marvin, Bill and Rufus. We really liked “Invitation” with Mays strumming the piano strings during the opening notes. Bill explodes with a solo midway through “Lagrima Agradecida”. This is a dynamic performance. There is also a DVD included that gave us an even greater appreciation of what was happening. The band’s enthusiasm spilled over to the audience! We heard it first and the video confirmed it.


Publicist: Jazzed Media