Garcia, Rob

bju, 2016CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 22.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Finding Love In An Oligarchy On A Dying Planet is quite an exciting release from drummer, composer and bandleader Rob Garcia. They explore many approaches to rejuvenating love and they crack the code musically several times. Kate McGarry provides vocals on two selections notably “The Journey Is The Destination”. They really cook on “Terror, Fear and Media” before Joe Lovano warms it up on “Precious Lives” one of three selections featuring the heralded tenor saxophonist. Brendan Burke infuses spoken word into the mix on “Mac N Cheese” moving the set into a contemporary vein. Open your mind and let their grove penetrate your mind. You’ll be positively surprised!


Publicist: Rock Paper Scissors