Randolph, Fred

Creative Spirit, 2020CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 26.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Bassist Fred Randolph leads a core quintet featuring Erik Jekabson (t, flugelhorn), Sheldon Brown (t-sax, fl), Greg Wyler-Pratte (d) and Dan Zemelman (p) with several guest artists. The music was inspired by the mysterious movements of the jaguar, its Mood Walk. They open swinging “On The Upside” showcasing the entire ensemble. They touch a variety of moods, grooving on “T Bone Slide”, reflecting on “Strange Game”, and the festive calypso beats of “Mr. Now”. We also enjoyed the mellow groove on “Todd’s Idea” featuring Jekabson and the title track.


Publicist: Mouthpiece Music