Schapiro 17

Summit, 2021CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 79
Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is a fine recording of Jon Schapiro’s compositions, seven new tunes along with Evan MacColl’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” with a rich trumpet solo by Eddie Allen. We also enjoyed “Hallelujah”, a relaxed composition with melodies from saxophonist Paul Carlton, the bouncy “House Money”, the mysterious “Tango” featuring Matt Hong (b-sax), and the complex layering on “Count Me Out”. This is a tasty large ensemble that never over imposes themselves!


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services