Whittaker, Michael

Michael Whittaker, 2006CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 13.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Michael (keyboards) adds a large dose of syncopated beats to his fusion compositions. It works especially well on “Afrofunk”, a tune that packs a lot of punch. Katisse Buckingham plays a strong flute lead on “Modern World” and Bob Wendel joins with his soprano sax on a mellower “Just Because”. But it is the funky tunes like “Ropa Vieja” that makes the session pop. You can even feel that spirit on the transformation of the traditional classic “Amen”, a fitting finale.


Publicist: Emerson Bran Management