Benitez, John

Khaeon, 2001CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 7.4w

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3+
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Descarga – a Latin jam on top of a bass riff – the theme surfacing John on his debut as a leader. The Band is a trio with special guest Richie Flores infusing congas and percussion. Ravi Coltrane also adds sax on a couple of tracks. The groove is funky Latin jazz written mostly by pianist Luis Perdomo. Benitez holds the rhythm but also adds accents in all the right places.