Ess, Gene

Simp Records, 2006CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 12.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Gene gives us a collection of eight fusion/neobop tunes with melodies emanating from his guitar and/or Donny McCaslin’s tenor sax. Drummer Gene Jackson and Harvey S (b) round out the quartet. They stand out on “Baptisma Pyros”. There is a cooler feeling to many of the songs. “Ryo” is an example” that makes this a relaxing session. “Sun Matsuri” is among the best tracks with both all of the musicians blending well.