Baker, Jalen

Outside In Music, 2023CD
Instrument: Vibes

Issue: 29.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Jalen Baker is a young, jazz vibraphonist, and bandleader bringing tremendous energy into Modern jazz. Paul Cornish (p), Gabriel Godoy (b), and Gavin Moolchan (d) join him on Be Still representing Baker’s journey this far. We like the peacefulness of “Lexis Lullaby”, the energy of “Herzog”, and “Jinrikisha” with a fine bass solo. Jalen is chopping it up all the way through as on “There’s Beauty In Fear”, leaving us anxious for more.


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions