De Rosa, Carlo

Cuneiform, 2011CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 17.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Carlo De Rosa plays sax and leads a band with Vijay Iyer (p), Mark Shim (b) and Justin Brown (d). They play jazz-fusion in a heavily syncopated set of seven selections. At times De Rosa pushes things to the edge bordering on free jazz but they always maintain structure as on the title track. The rhythm section is rock solid with well-integrated engagement from drummer Brown on “Route 17”, our favorite track. Our overall assessment is positive for this creative session.


Publicist: Cuniform Records