Summers, Andy

RCA Victor, 2000CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 6.4w

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Andy (g) takes a dozen Mingus songs and gives them a fusion treatment. The first two tracks are rock interpretations complete with wah-wah, distortion and fuzz. He switches gears to cooler notes on “Opus Three” before going Latin, then to blues on “Weird Nightmares”, and adding a rap with Q-Tip: “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”. He finishes on relaxing notes with a string accompaniment. It is a very creative set with several sparklers.