Knowles & Saltman

Odradek Records, 2022CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 28.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Bassist Mark Saltman and pianist William Knowles lead a trio with drummer Keith Butler, Jr. They add Michael Fitzhugh (t, flugelhorn), Deandre Schaifer (t, flugelhorn), Leonard Brown (violin, g), and vocalists Lori Williams and Yvette Spears. They add a spiritual touch on “Space Oddity” and a nice twist on “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. We also liked the mellow harmonies on songs like “Gentle Art of Compassion”.


Publicist: Jazz Fuel