Chako, Greg

Chako, 2007CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 13.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guitarist Greg Chako is a worldly jazz musician who spends a great deal of time in the Pacific. And this recording was done in Singapore, a collection of mostly originals with selected covers. He has good company with guest artists Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Don Byron (cl, ts) joining him, notably on “Murtabop”. The core band is also above par with Mark DeRose (d), Christy Smith (b) and Greg Lyons (ss). This is Greg’s album but he shares the spotlight, which makes the experience rich and enjoyable. However when the time is right for him to insert his ax, he steps up as on “The End of a Love Affair”. It’s a cool session.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions