O’Connell, Bill

Savant, 2018CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 24.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Veteran jazz pianist Bill O’Connell leads a trio with bassist Lincoln Goines and Robby Ameen on drums. Guest soloists are sprinkled throughout the set including Andrea Brachfeld (fl) on “Quicksand”. Seven of the eleven selections in this Latin-flavored, modern, bebop set are originals. There are a lot of syncopated beats on songs like “Just One Of Those Things” and the cool arrangement of “Footprints”. We also enjoyed “Goodbye My Friend” featuring guitarist Dan Carillo and Randy Brecker (flugelhorn). Nice work Bill!


Publicist: Jazz Depot