Dorsey, Leon Lee

Jazz Avenue, 2023CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 29.2

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

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 79
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey is a first call musician who assembles a fine trio with guitarist Russell Malone and drummer Mike Clark. Together they reimagine nine classics centered around Malone’s chord melodies. They open with a gutsy arrangement of the title track to set the stage for a strong, blues-based session. They jam on “Bumpin’ On Sunset” and show poise on “The Very Thought of You”. We also enjoyed “Thieves In The Temple” and “Sister Sadie”.


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions