Beavers, Doug

Circle 9, 2021CD
Instrument: Trombone

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Doug Beavers is a prominent trombonist on the New York jazz scene with Eddie Palmieri, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra and as a leader and composer. For his latest release, Sol, he assembles a large ensemble with lots of horns, percussion and guest vibraphonist Joe Locke. This is a fine collection of jazz, fusing Afro-Caribbean and R&B/soul with vocals from Jeremy Bosch, Carlos Cascante and Walter Parks. Beavers initiated the project during April 2019 in Spain and completed the album in July 2020. The pandemic slowed the process but perhaps enhanced the final product, a winning effort. Some of the best songs are “Sunshine”, “Clarity” and the title track.


Publicist: JP Cutler