Templeton, Gavin

Orenda Records, 2016CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 22.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Saxophonist Gavin Templeton plays sax, composed most of the music and leads his quartet through ten selections that are both provocative and passive by design. His quartet includes drummer Gene Coye, pianist Joshua White and bassist Richard Giddens. They get a bit chaotic on “The Program” but pull things back on “Strong Ties” and “Tether” a warm ballad. This dichotomy typifies Gavin’s work and he does a fine job of maintaining a good balance on this release as title Ballast suggests.


Publicist: Two for the Show Media