Aucoin, Martin Alex
Wellcraft Music Group, 2007, CD
Instrument: Male Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O’s Notes: Aucoin sings and plays piano on eleven originals in front of a swinging contemporary jazz band. Victor Bateman (b), Steve McDade (t), Al Cross (d) and Alex Dean (fl, sax) provide ample support. Martin bounces along with an almost happy-go-lucky approach on “I Feel Your Pain”. That casual approach is in his signature. His blues spirit surfaces as his extracts lots of energy from the piano on “Gotta Get Over You”. They slow down the pace on “Hideaway” featuring a cooler muted solo from McDade. We also liked “I Told You So”.