Fambrough, Charles

Random Chance, 2002CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 9.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Veteran bassist Charles Fambrough teams up with? at Philadelphia’s Zanzibar Blue club for a stirring live performance. His command over his instrument allows him to simultaneously anchor the lower registers while adding melodic accents as he walks the bass around the rhythms, all of this with excellent tonality. The music selections range from classics like “All Blues”, played in a 4/4 time signature instead of the prescribed 3/4, to new directions like the funky opener “K-Mac” and the Latin feel of both title tracks.