Lawrence, Azar

Furthermore, 2009CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 15.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: In Africa, music is used to celebrate the wisdom of departed elders. Lawrence continues this tradition with Prayer For My Ancestors, his second release with a similar theme. His core band includes Henry Franklin (b), Nate Morgan (p) and Alphonse Mouzoon (d). They have a wonderful sense of swing that extends through the entire set with the exception of “Thokole”, a vocal with folksy underpinnings and the reflective title track. “Swinging In Exile” and “Linda G.” are prime examples that will get your groove going!


Publicist: Furthermore