Steckler, Matt

Innova, 2005CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 12.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Steckler’s (sax, fl) team is tight and well coordinated, a quartet that adds trombone on several tracks. Matt leaves a lot of space for the other musicians especially bassist Lonnie Plaxico, notably on “Hitting The Windshield”. They push they envelope into free jazz space on the title track and then dance around a cha-cha on “Episodio pa’ Osmani”. There is a lot of variety as Steckler defines his signature on Persiflage.