Geissendoerfer, Uli

Black Coffee Music, 2012CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 19.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Midway into the second track we are convinced that composer and pianist Uli Geissendoerfer is quite a talent. That is no surprise when reading his resume and past associations. He mixes Latin, soul, pop and world jazz on Colors. Vocalist Pascale Elia and Charles McNeal (sax) take lead roles and shine throughout the set, especially on “Honey Pie” the first of two McCartney/Lennon covers. McNeal’s funky “Intro to Soulful” is spot on before Uli works the organ and piano on “Soulful”. While the program touches many genres, it is all easy to embrace and a winning effort.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions