Zollar, James

Jzaz, 2013CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 19.4

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
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Performance: 5
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: James Zollar is a trumpeter with over three decades of experience on the east and west coast and now in Kansas City. He packs a blend of funk, jazz, R&B and Latin music into this release, a blend of covers and originals. It’s All Good People features a strong band including percussionist Roland Guerrero, Freddie Bryant (g), Rick Germanson (keyboards) and many special guests. Nabuko Kiryu adds warm vocals on “Paradito”. Cleave Guyton plays flute on “Imagine Me”. Gregoire Maret (harmonica) and Erika Matsuo (vocals) star on “Bilhete”. The groove is tight on “Kansas City Cha Cha”, just one of many solid selections on a strong CD.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions