Gollehon, Mac

American Showplace, 2010CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 16.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Mac plays a sweet trumpet and gutsy trombone over ten classic bebop tunes including three originals. His band is Ron Cuber (baritone sax), Victor Lewis (d), Ron McClure (b), Sam Burtis (bass tb), Jun Saito (d), Greg Kogan (organ) and Warren Smith (d). They open with the swinging blues of “Fish Market” followed by a brassy version of “Round Midnight”. The crisp trumpet, rich trombone and raspy bass trombone alternate the lead line throughout the session and each does a fine job. Brass is the business of Mac Straight Ahead and they execute well transforming the oldies and ushering in new favorites. Among the best are “Lush Life”, “After You’re Gone” and the cooking title track.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services