Dunlap, Gene

215 Records, 2021CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 92
Score Chart

O’s Notes: We recently came across this 2005 release from Detroit based drummer Gene Dunlap. Peaceful Days was the last recording from Dunlap that we are aware of and it is excellent smooth jazz, perhaps his best release. He gets strong support from guitarist Perry Hughes on “Sometime When I’m Alone” and “Sweet Sticky Thing”. There are many guest appearances: Everette Harp on “Fearless”, George Duke on “Dorinda”, and Earl Klug on “I’d Rather Be Loving You”. Mostly original work, this one stands the test of time and is our featured Throwback!


Publicist: Gene Dunlap