Funk Shui

Zoho, 2020CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 2
Sound Chart

Score: 72
Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is a large ensemble focused on the music emanating from New York City, a wide range of jazz genres including funk, swing, big band, and popular, contemporary jazz. They add a taste of Miles Davis on “Blue Jay Way” featuring Chris Anderson (t) and get a little funky on “What Barney” including solos from Stan Killian (t-sax) and Seneca Black (t). They follow that with a swinging version of “Summertime” featuring solos from Anderson (t) and John Isley (t-sax). The final track includes an exchange between trombonists Rob Susman and Rex Benincasa that is true to the title, “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky”. Bandleaders Dave Morgan (b-sax, fl) and Rob Susman keep the spirit and energy level high!


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services