August, Gregg

Iacuessa, 2005CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 11.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is upbeat neobop with a lot of drive. Bassist Gregg August is joined by Myron Walden (as), Donny McCaslin (ts), John Bailey (t), Alon Yavnai (p) and Eric McPherson (d). Guitarist John Hart adds a fusion guitar solo to “Deceptions”. The sweet harmonies of the brass and the swinging drive of the rhythm section really pop on “M’s Blues” while the syncopated Latin beats of “Melody in Black and Grey” kept our pulse accelerated! This is a solid release.