Wilson, Reuben

Savant, 2005CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 11.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Reuben is a 30+ year veteran on the B3. His groove is soul-laced cool jazz. R&B fans may remember him as the keyboard player in the Fatback Band. He also was once a boxer! But he shows up on Fun House with guitarist Melvin Sparks, Cochemea Gastelum (sax) and Mike Clark on drums to give us a healthy dose of funky, cool jazz. Half of the tunes are Wilson’s own and the balance are covers. We liked “For The Love of You”, “Love Time” and the bluesy “Sweet Feet” but all of the songs are palatable!