Biophilia, 2021CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 73
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Nortonk is a chordless quartet featuring Thomas Killackey (t), Gideon Forbes (a-sax), Stephen Pale (b) and Steven Cramer (d). They perform six free flowing, original compositions for their debut recording. The beats are syncopated, brassy, and contemporary. Cramer does a fine job following Forbes on “Duuzh”. Forbes’ sax and Killackey’s trumpet are pleading with each other on “Glados” before a peaceful reconciliation of sorts. We also enjoyed Killackey on “Quat”.


Publicist: Biophilia