Stevens, Michael Jefry

Konnex, 2016CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 22.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Stevens plays piano and composed all of the music on Brass Tactics. It is appropriately titled as a true exercise among trombones (Steve Swell and Dave Taylor) and trumpets (Dave Ballou and Ed Sarath) with a touch of piano. When I have reviewed free jazz at home in the past, my kids thought the band was merely warming up! Fortunately this effort is much more coordinated with syncopated cat and mouse interaction dominating the stage. We enjoyed Steven’s calming effect as on “Twenty Degrees Fahrenheit”. It’s an adventure that challenges your imagination.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services