Campbell, Royce

Philology, 2009CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 16.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Veteran jazz guitarist Royce Campbell decided to record some of the best cinema tunes for this release. He plays in a trio with Bob Bowen (b) and Ron Free (d). The big splash comes from special guest Phil Woods. Phil’s warm tone on alto sax gives new life to these old classics. He plays in concert with Campbell as if they were joined at the hip. Royce plays a supporting role comping in the absence of a pianist and also taking on the lead line from time to time. This is an effective format that feels good especially on “Manha De Carnaval” and “Smile”. Campbell takes center stage on “Laura”, a wonderful ballad.

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Publicist: Royce Campbell