Mayfield, Irvin & Gordon Parks

Basin Street, 2003CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 9.1w

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4+
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Irvin (t) leads a talented sextet on a rousing set of tunes. The songs range from the peacefulness of “Love Petals” to the energetic “Flowerscape”. We really like the funky, cool “Jazz Poetry#1” followed by the simmering, soulful “Blue Dawn featuring Wynton Marsalis. The entire effort is dedicated to Gordon Parks, inspirational as a photographer, writer and film director. He also steps in on piano for “Wind Song”. Mayfield’s work an a composer, a musician and collaborator is well done.