Latham, Rick

RLP, 2003CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 10.1

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4-
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Rick Latham has assembled a fine cast: Mack Dougherty (g), Vail Johnson (b), Bob Luna (b), Ken Tussing (tb) and Albert Wing (sax, fl). They play a dozen contemporary jazz tracks, mainly funky R&B and a couple of vocals featuring Lonnie Jordan, Robin Francis and Renee Geyer. But there is also “I’m Looped” with it’s acid club beats and the cool “Slinky”. Overall this is a balanced effort with several potent tracks.