Heckman, Steve

Jazzed Media, 2014CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 21.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Veteran jazz musician Steve Heckman plays both tenor and baritone sax leading a quintet on his latest release Search For Peace. Howard Alden (g), Matt Clark (B3), Marcus Shelby (b) and Akira Tana (d) round out a fine team of support. They open with the festive calypso beats of “Fungil Mama” then cooking on “Grantstand” before settling down on “Pannonica” and the title track. They follow with a series of swinging selections with solos spread around the very capable band best illustrated by the lone Heckman original “Hangin’ at Slug’s”.


Publicist: Jazzed Media (Mouthpiece)