Rodriguez, Julius

Verve, 2022CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 28.2

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 80
Score Chart

O’s Notes: 23-year-old, jazz keyboardist Julius Rodriguez lights it up on his debut Let Sound Tell All. He defies classification but packs a lot of energy across jazz, gospel, hip-hop, R&B and experimental music. Vocalist Mariah Cameron soars on “All I Do” and Nick Hakim takes us to church on “Where Grace Abounds” including a crisp solo from Giveton Gelin (t). Vocalist Samara Joy delivers a riveting performance on “In Heaven” with Julius on piano. There’s also excellent work by saxophonist Morgan Guerin and Rodriguez playing drums opening “Two Way Street”. Yes, there is much to enjoy


Publicist: Crossover Media