Marc Pompe, 2010, CD
Instrument: Male Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Vocalist Marc Pompe has performed with bassist Dennis Carroll, Alejandro Urzagaste (g) and George Flubas (d) long enough to be seamless. The addition of pianist Jodi Christian is special for Hi-Fly and he fits in like a custom made glove. They open with “Alone Together”, a bop tune followed by the classic “Shiny Stockings”. Marc places his voice among the instruments as a blended ingredient rather than a layer on top. The well-articulated words pop out with a message. This style makes repeated listening enjoyable. Pompe also allows his band to stretch out on numerous occasions. We enjoyed Jodie’s solo on “Embraceable You”, George on “Well You Needn’t” and Alejandro shadowing Marc on “Hot House”. This is a winner!
Publicist: Kate Smith Promotions of Chicago