Spice Rack, 2010, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Pianist Pamela Hines leads a quintet with John Lockwood (b), Bob Gullotti (d), Greg Dudzienski (sax) and Darren Barrett (t). They play seven originals and four standards. They swing on “Itchy” and sooth us with “Fools Rush In”. Pamela dances across the keys on “Zonegar” while Lockwood walks his bass, then solos with Gullotti trading blows. Of note are “Variations On Invitation” and “Christopher Street”. Hines persists as the central figure in the mix and she performs well.
Publicist: Kari-On Productions