McQuarry, Stephen

Mandaala Records, 2013CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 20.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist and composer Stephen McQuarry leads a trio with bassist Ted Burik and Greg German on drums. It is a change in format for McQuarry who is more commonly performing in large ensembles. The sound is open and free flowing with McQuarry leading all of the melodies. The results are refreshing as Stephen shows prowess leading a jazz trio. They go electric on the finale track, “Lydia” to add yet another element to McQuarry’s arsenal suggesting a theme for his next endeavor.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions