Euphony Randolph, 2009, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: Randolph is Randy Thompson, a talented instrumentalist, composer and leader of a large ensemble. They play a unique style geared towards the Euphonic Jazz/Blues genre. This is more clearly defined as peaceful, pleasant music with lots of texture and depth. It is not overly complex yet has a high degree of sophistication. Thompson also uses an unusual grouping of instruments. We enjoyed the funky Mid-Eastern vibe of “Leaving Bagdad”, “Mumbai Tears” and the tranquility of “Market”. Expansion is the second Randolph release and he extends his genius here.