Haslip, Jimmy

Blue Canoe, 2020CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Red Heat is a tribute to bassist Jimmy Haslip’s late father (James J.F. Haslip) and his Puerto Rican heritage. It was originally released in 2000 (Unitone) and was rereleased on Bandcamp this year. Haslip was the prominent bassist in the Yellowjackets and he adds pizzazz to many contemporary and Latin jazz artists today. He’s leading the charge here with a firey set tempered by soft synthesized keys and energized with crisp brass. The opener, “Los Feliz” sets the stage with a rich percussive mix and brass. They move to calypso beats on “Calle Del Sol”, a groove that feels right like most of these tunes centered on Jimmy’s bass.


Publicist: Blue Canoe