Weeds, Cory

Cellar Jazz, 2009CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: We’ve come to love and appreciate Cory’s Jazz Cellar in Vancouver with the many fine live recordings made there. Weeds produced those sessions and played sax on a few as well. Cory is the leader on this CD and he is evolving into a major contributor in this light as well! He surrounds himself with a strong team including pianist Ross Taggart who contributes a couple of originals to the session. Willie Jones (d), John Webber (b) and Jim Rotondi (t) round out the quintet. The music swings hard with spirited solos anchors with tight rhythms. Weeds composed four of the nine compositions notably the warm ballad “Little Unknown One”. We also liked “Biru Kirusai”, a burner, and “B. B.’s Blue Blues”. There is a lot of good jazz emanating in the Northwest!


Publicist: Cellar Live