Bryant, Freddie

Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 19.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guitarist Freddie Bryant leads a core trio with Patrice Blanchard (b) and Willard Dyson (d). They get help from special guests from time to time as noted. We liked “Bo Didley”; the feel of “Blues Koan” with Juan Galiardo (p); the Latin groove on “Boop Bop Bing Bash”; “Beginner’s Mind” with Steve Wilson on flute; and Donny McCaslin’s tenor sax on 4 songs notably “Passages”. Bryant engages the audience on “La La Ohh” underscoring the intimate, club like feel of the session. The variety and quality of tunes make this a strong buy recommendation!


Publicist: Kim Smith PR