Irby, Sherman

Black Warrior, 2017CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 23.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Alto saxophonist Sherman Irby leads his group, Momentum performing on“Cerulean Canvas“his latest release. They waste no time getting down to business on “Racine”, one of Irby’s originals that features trombonist Vincent Gardner and bassist Gerald Cannon. Sherman and Gerald again solo on “Blues for Poppa Reed”, that’s pianist Eric Reed who does a bit more than comping here. There’s a good mix of standards and new music with an extraction of key talent from the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra as well. Wynton Marsalis is among them making a guest appearance on two selections notably complimenting Irby on “John Bishop Blues”.


Publicist: D. L. Media