Palmetto, 2006, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: AvanteGarde
O’s Notes: Drummer Matt Wilson takes a trip into the past with a taste of cool jazz with a taste of rock ‘n roll. Terell Stafford (t), Gary Versace (p, organ), Dennis Irwin (b, cl) and The Swayettes join him for the ride. Terell is on top of his game as he leads most of the melodies. We liked the southern gospel feel of “25 Years of Rootabagas” with the ripe tones of Gary’s organ chirping along. “Feel the Sway” is one of four Wilson originals with a mysterious cool feel. “Rejoicing” is pure bebop with Matt’s rousing solo before they slow down for a mellow cover of “The Bat”. They jam on “In Touch With Dewey” before wrapping up the set with “Our Prayer/Give Peace A Chance”.
Publicist: Palmetto Records Inc