Brooks III, Cecil

Savant, 2009CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Cecil Brooks III leads this cool trio with guitarist Matt Cherrkoff and Kyle Koehler on The Hammond B3. It is a live recording at Cecil’s club in West Orange NJ. The heat is on and they cook for eight numbers starting with “Penn Relays”. The crowd enjoyed a transformed cover of Marcus Miller’s “Tu Tu”. It is not all breakneck pace however as they chill a bit on “Heaven” and relax us on “They Long To Be Close To You”. Favorites are “Sunny” featuring Chertkoff and the theme from “Mannix”.


Publicist: Jazz Depot