Big 3, 2002, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O’s Notes: Rick catches a groove playing smooth guitar melodies. He uses both single note and octaves technique a la Wes Montgomery. The title track gets funky with background vocals from Brenda Hall followed by the the slick “Frankenstein”. We also liked the blues feel of “Blue Velvet” and the rolling feel of the finale. Mike MacArthur’s work on tenor sax adds some spice to a balanced set.