Banfield, Bill

Innova, 2014CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Bill is an accomplished jazz composer, educator and musician and we feel his urban Detroit roots surfacing on this release. Jazz Urbane opens with “Swinehouse Blues”, an earthy blues vocal featuring a vocalist Jessica Newry. Playing With Other People’s Heads has cool instrumentation (as on “Jesse T”) combined with soulful vocals and spoken word married together in contemporary jazz space. Najee, Terri Lyne Carrington and Greg Osby are among the guest artists supporting Banfield. We found it to be a comforting set reminiscent of the late George Duke for whom it is dedicated to.


Publicist: Lisa Reedy Promotions