Smalls, Alexander

Smalls House, 2022CD
Instrument: Male Vocals

Issue: 28.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Classic
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Smalls has a resounding baritone voice that commands attention. It’s perfect for these traditional spirituals. There’s no hollering or screaming, just relaxed, intelligible lyrics with deep meaning. The band is solid including contributions from Cyrus Chestnut (p, B3), John Ellis (sax, b-cl), Reuben Rogers (b) and Ulysses Owens, Jr. (d). They produce a compelling invitation on Let Us Break Bread Together, an album of musical fellowship.


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions