Hasselbach, Gabriel Mark

Wind Tunnel, 2009CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 15.3

Jazz Ruler Type: funk
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: This album was masterminded by Hasselbach (t, flutes) and Jeff Lorber (keys, b, g). They come at you hard with the funky smooth jazz that we’ve come to expect from either of them. It is all new stuff with Victor Bailey adding the thump on bass and vox on “Check This Out”. They open with a killer “Cool Down” featuring Rod Hendricks on tenor sax. Warren Hill (as) makes a strong guest appearance on “East Coast”. “Snap To It” has that traditional Lorber ‘pop’ and they add a taste of Brazil on “Recife”. The duo delivers non-stop. It is a sizzler!


Publicist: New World ‘n’ Jazz