Wooley, Nate

Pleasure of the Text, 2022CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 28.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 65
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Trumpeter Nate Woolley wrote Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes as a tribute to those who manage to get through life! Two words describe this outing: eclectic and eerie. That is the dominant mood on the first few selections. The sounds of nature: rain, waves, water, wind and birds come in on “Returning To Drown Myself, Finally”, leaving us feeling cleansed and hoping for a new day in a seemingly random walk. Perhaps our optimistic interpretation of the music was not the attempt of the writer but it’s what we felt.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz