Maclean, Nick

Browntasauras, 2017CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 23.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 69
Score Chart

O’s Notes: We first heard of pianist and composer Nick Maclean in association with“Snaggle, a Toronto based fusion band. We were impressed with his effort there and even more so in this effort as a leader with bassist Jesse Dietschi, Brownman Ali on trumpet, and drummer Tyler Goertzen.“Rites of Ascension“includes four re-crafted Hancock tunes as Nick is clearly influenced by the master, a good thing! The covers are fresh and Maclean’s original work allows further expression of his identity. The quartet is a tight unit and Ali’s melodies are crisp with rich tone. We enjoyed the entire set and kept it in our rotation for several weeks. It’s still in the changer!


Publicist: Orange Grove