Wave Mechanics Union

HX Music, 2009CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 15.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Lydia McAdams (vocals), Ralph Johnson (d) and Ryan Fraley (tb) lead a large ensemble through a set that lives up to it’s billing of progressive and classic rock transformed into jazz. The program includes songs written by The Who, Rush, The Police, Pink Floyd, Yes and The Beatles. The arrangements are well done, especially “The Rain Song” featuring Don Smith on flugelhorn and “The Great Gig In The Sky” with Robert Stright on vibes. McAdams does a great job on the mic on eight if the eleven tracks. If you didn’t know the songs, you may not recognize their rock heritage! The result is a very listenable collection that will have broad appeal.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions