Delirium Blues Project

HafNote, 2008CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 14.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Roseanna Vitro (vocals) and Kenny Werner (keyboards) are the key collaborators for this project. They assemble a strong band including Randy Brecker (t), John Patitucci (b) and James Carter (sax). They open with a slowed down arrangement of TOP’s “What Is Hip”. With the brass lineup, it was a shame not to use them to full effect. But there is a different vibe going on here; it is blues! They play to the title on “Blue” capturing the dark mood while swinging with a smokehouse feel. “Be Cool” followed along the same lines with Adam Rogers (g) contributing a cool solo. These are very unique arrangements for sure. Among the best were the blues duet with Patitucci on “In The Dark” and Vitro’s stirring rendition of “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy”.


Publicist: Terri Hinte