Sherman, Mark

Miles High, 2008CD
Instrument: Vibes

Issue: 15.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Mark is a swinging vibes player who keeps things upbeat and positive. He sets the stage with the opener “Tip Top Blues”. All of the music is not up-tempo however as they shine on “Trust” and “Hope” both which are reflective tunes as suggested by the titles. Tom Horner (d), Dean Johnson (b) and Allen Farmhan (p) flesh out his quartet and they keep the live audience at The Bird’s Eye on the edge of their seats. This is their fourth album together and they share a happiness that emanates from their music. Sherman wrote most of the music and he adds a few standards as well notably “Moon River” plus Farnham’s “Hope”. They are all celebrated here for your enjoyment on two discs.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz