Bernsen, Randy

Blue Canoe, 2019CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 26.1

Jazz Ruler Type: funk
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Jazz-fusion guitarist Randy Bernsen has been an explosive figure on the jazz scene since his debut over 3 decades ago. Grace Notes is his twelfth album with an all-star cast that includes Peter Erskine (d), co-producer Jimmy Haslip (b), Luis Conte (perc), Russell Ferrante (p) and Julius Pastorius (d). They open screaming on the Yellowjackets’ “Black Top” with a post-bop Miles-esque treatment and keep it going on the funky “Grace”. We also liked the combination of the twangy guitar, walking fiddle, and a little harmonica on “She’s A Woman”


Publicist: Blue Canoe