Barth, Bruce

Savant, 2014CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Bruce tickles the ivory and has the keys giggling though this bubbly set of modern jazz. He borrows a few tunes to complement 7 originals in a spirited session. Barth digs deep on “Tuesday’s Blues” featuring Terell Stafford (t). What makes Daybreak work is the unselfish sharing of the spotlight with the band. The interaction between Barth, Stafford and Steve Nelson (vibes) is excellent notably on the sizzling “Vámonous”. Bassist Vincente Archer and drummer Montez Coleman keep the pace hot and grounded.


Publicist: Jazz Depot