Kalaf, Jerry

Palm Mountain, 2006CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 12.2

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Jerry Kalaf composed eight songs for his trio and a full string orchestra. Rich Ruttenberg (p) and Tom Warrington (b) balance the trio while Doug Walter conducts the strings. The sound is exceptionally large and warm without being congested. The title track got our juices flowing with the wide dynamic range followed but the daring and adventurous “Monk and Mingus”. It doesn’t stop there. Just close your eyes and enjoy it!


Publicist: Improvisational Promotions