Heavy Tin

Concinnity Recordings, 2011CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 17.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: reFused is the second release from Heavy Tin in a few months! Apparently they have a lot to say! Pianist BR Pearson leads the trio with Izzie Reel (b) and Viktor Lorak (d). These are classically based musicians that have become excited by jazz-fusion. We enjoyed their debut Fused Jazz (4/4) and this one is along the same lines with cuts like “The Nooki #” and the cool vibe of “Cloud 99”. We liked the interaction between BR and Izzy on “Geometric Funk”. What started out as an experiment in a different genre has launched these guys into the contemporary jazz-fusion mainstream with a sound that is indeed unique. It is more intriguing than the overworked smooth sax vibe. Let’s see what they turn up next!


Publicist: Lisa Reedy Promotions