Eckroth, Rachel

Blackbird Sessions, 2023CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 29.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Rachel Eckroth takes a break from electronics returning to a mostly acoustic session on Humanoid. Guitarist Andrew Renfroe takes charge on the opening title track, establishing a cool jazz-fusion groove anchored by Eckroth with Billy Mohler (b) and Tina Raymond (d). Renfroe opens “Fleurette Africaine” and Mohler starts “Evolution” with a fine solo. We also enjoyed “Strange Meeting”, “the relaxing “Lawns”, and the mild reggae beat on “Vines”.


Publicist: D. L. Media