Carey, Ian

Slow and Steady Records, 2020CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 26.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Ian Carey is a composer, trumpeter and bandleader. He was fortunate to receive funding for his latest endeavor with complete artistic freedom. He’s used this freedom to express Fire In My Head, a reflection of his anxiety and the troubled state of mind that many of us have experienced since 2016. The 5-part “Anxiety Suite” is influenced by disturbing news stories, the irony of complacency as the world is burning, repetitive messages, detachment, resistance to wrongdoing and the fight for change. All is expressed through instrumentation from Ian and his quintet including Adam Schulman (keyboards) and Sheldon Brown (b-cl).


Publicist: Terri Hinte