Levinson, Josh

Josh Levinson Sextet, 2012CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 18.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Josh (t, flugelhorn) leads a swinging sextet through eleven original compositions. Kenny Shanker (ts, ss), and Noah Bless (tb) round out the brass with Jeb Patton (p), Brian Fowler (d) and Peter Brendler (b) making up the rhythm section. They waste no time creating an upbeat mood starting with the title track and establishing a groove that rolls through the entire set. Josh mixes funk, bop and calypso beats along the way while letting each of the musicians step into the forefront. They show a mellow side on “Rain” balancing a very fine set.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions