Masters, Mark

Capri, 2012CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 19.1

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Arranger/bandleader Mast Masters assembles a large ensemble focused on Ellington Saxophone Encounters. The featured reedman is Gary Smulyan on baritone sax. He is not alone however as fellow saxophonists Pete Christlieb, Don Sheldon, Gene Cipriano and Tom Warrington also make hay. Joe La Barbera keeps time with Bill Cunliffe tickling the ivory making this dozen classics pop. Masters ensembles always swing and this is no exception, yet another winning set.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz