Haslip, Jimmy

Blue Canoe, 2020CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Nightfall was originally released in 2014, a collaboration with Jimmy’s longtime friend, keyboardist/programmer Joe Vanelli. The work was dedicated to Haslip’s daughter Gabriela and it was re-released this year on Bandcamp. The music is still fresh and the lineup of musicians is stacked including Bob Mintzer (sax), Wayne Bergeron (t) and Roger Bunn (vibes). Among the best tunes are “Empath”, “Casa De Oro” with its cool, Latin vibe, “Palo Alto” and the title track. Lori Perry adds soft vocals on “Deep Waters” a pop ballad, the lone vocal track. Nightfall is an appropriate title for this session as the music is relaxing and well suited for the wind down.


Publicist: Blue Canoe