Jayaweera, Rajiv

Outside In, 2020CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 26.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 73
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Sri Lankan drummer, composer and producer Rajiv Jayaweera leads a band that includes Aaron Parks (p), Hugh Stucker (g), Sam Anning (b) and Chris Cheek (sax). Pistils was inspired by the natural beauty of Jayaweera’s homeland leading to a peaceful set of mixed tempo jazz-fusion. They open and close with the title track, first as a ballad featuring vocalist Lara Bello and then as an instrumental with Cheek leading the melody. We also enjoyed the bubbly spirit of “Galadari” and “Hirimbura”.