Bollenback, Paul

Elefant Dreams, 2007CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 14.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guitarist Bollenback teams up with Randy Brecker (t), Ed Howard (b), Victor Lewis (d) and Chris McNulty (vocals). They open with Randy and Paul sharing the melody on “Dancing Leaf”, a cool fusion tune. “Alter Ego” features McNulty scatting alongside of Paul for one of the best tunes of the set. We also liked the relaxed pace of “Emily”. Bollenback is a fine guitarist and he shines as a player on “Everything Must Change” and as a composer having written four of the nine tunes here. He’s able to share the stage extracting large sound from his small ensemble.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz