Le, Nguyen

Act, 2004CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 11.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: There is a lot of racy fusion featuring guitar work by L who wrote eight of the ten new songs. The core of his band is Renaud Garcia-Fons and Tino di Geraldo (d). Eight guest artists including Jon Balke (p) and Chris Potter (sax) join them. Together, the musicians are from eight countries around the globe and the music reflects this cultural blend. “Chinoir” with it’s heavy percussion; the funky “Feel Feliz” written by Fons and the mellow “Noche Y Luz” are contrasting examples of the program.