Palmetto, 2021, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Million opens with a ragtime groove before featured vocalist Sarah Marie Young takes the helm on “Heavens to Monkitroid” to start the action. Juan Pastor (d), John Sims (b) and Jim Gailloreto (a-sax, fl) round out the quintet. But this is a showcase for Young who expresses herself with splendor and soul on “Mis’ry Waltz” and “Loss”. Sarah’s voice is delicate yet powerful on “Cold Wind” with strong solos by Sims, Million and Gailloreto (fl). It’s a different, appealing session for Steve.
Publicist: Kate Smith Promotions of Chicago