Hammer, Jan

Red Gate Recorde, 2020CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 2
Sound Chart

Score: 71
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Jan Hammer is a Czech-American keyboardist, composer and producer. He’s performed all types of music most notable the theme for the TV Series Miami Vice. This time out, Hammer straddles contemporary and traditional sides of jazz while playing all of the instruments. They open with the deeply introspective “Deep Pool”, a strong hint of the mood makers to follow. Sketches In Jazz is in fact an assemblage of musical illustrations that set the stage for thoughts and words. “Mood 2”, “Later On”, and “My Father’s Vibe” will all spark memories of events and experiences. The set is not lengthy but it is meaningful.


Publicist: Goldberg Media