Chambers, Joe

Savant, 2010CD
Instrument: Vibes

Issue: 16.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer/vibraphonist Joe Chambers presents us with fresh arrangements of eight classics along with one of his own. He employs a fine group of musicians including Eric Alexander (sax), Xavier Davis (p), Steve Berrios (perc, d) and Dwayne Burno (b). Nicole Guiland adds powerful, soulful vocals on two selections, “Lonesome Lover” and “Mendacity”. We enjoyed the harmonic splits between Joe and Eric especially on “Portia”. They really swing on “Evidence”, a showcase for Chambers on drums with Alexander and Davis handling the melody. The African rhythms add depth and color to a solid performance.


Publicist: Jazz Depot