Torff, Bruce

Summit, 2015CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 22.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Bruce Torff plays keyboards, composed all of the music and leads a quintet with saxophonist Joel Frahm, guitarist Pete McCann, Ben Whittman on drums and veteran trumpeter Lew Soloff. It was the final recording for Soloff who died two weeks after the recording was complete. He left us with good memories and rich solos notably on “This I Promise You”. The contemporary vibe is strong start to finish ranging from the rock fusion groove on “Well Of Tears” to the Latin swing on “Beginning To End”. Our favorite is “Down The Line” with good input from each musician. This is our first listen to Torff as a leader and it is a strong showing.


Publicist: Mouthpiece Music