Palmetto, 2001, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: Drummer Matt Wilson plays across the straight ahead side of the Jazz Rulerª with Arts and Crafts. That’s also the name of his new quartet with pianist Larry Goldings, bassist Dennis Irwin and Terell Stafford on trumpet. They swing on Roland Kirk’s “Stompin Grounds”, step into New Orleans with a tribute to Lester Bowie, get sensual on “Beija Flor and get happy on “Old Gospel”. There is a lot of good warm and enjoyable music.