Waller, Jim

Jim Waller, 2020CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 26.4

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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Score: 93
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O’s Notes: Bandleader, educator and composer Jim Waller leads a fine large ensemble for Bucket List, a contemporary collection of 14 tunes that sizzle and satisfy! Vocalist Jacqueline Sotelo delivers a stunning rendition of “Georgia on my mind” and shines again on “Why Don’t You Do Right”. The strings paint a lush backdrop for “Rhapsody In Blue”. There are also nice drum solos by Will Kennedy on “Samba For Suzell” and “Funksuite 109”. Waller (t-sax) is in control on “A Ballad For Bob”. There’s even a taste of country with twangy guitar from Jason Valdez on Honkytonk”.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services