Hendrickson-Smith, Ian

Cellar Jazz, 2007CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 13.1

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Cool jazz is getting hotter by the minute and Ian has been catching a dose of soul plating behind Sharon Jones. He’s putting the funk into his tenor with Rick Germanson (p), Neal Minor (b), Brian Floody (d) Dave Guy (t) and Bosco Mann (congas). They fuel the fire right away on “Big Weeds” followed by the mellow calypso beats of “Hello Stranger”. Both Minor and Germanson shine here. That trend evolves into some serious blues on the title track. These are passionate songs that carry their emotion into the audience.


Publicist: Cellar Live