Earl, Jimmy

Severn, 2012CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 18.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Jimmy Earl plays contemporary jazz-fusion anchored by his deep and funky notes on bass. He has performed with many top jazz and R&B artists over the past three decades. Severn records has rereleased his two solo recordings: 1995 – Jimmy Earl (EFA) and 1999 – Stratosphere (Pacific Time Entertainment). The first program is mostly original tunes by Jimmy and his band members along with a few covers notably “Phil’s Bounce”. We also liked “Number Five” and the funky “Backroad”. Earl shows his prowess throughout but makes a statement with his lead lines on “Lavaderias” and his soul on “Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte” balancing a cool set. Stratosphere has more of a spacey feel as we here the influence of Stanley Clarke and Chick Corea. It also includes “Better Believe”, a vocal track featuring Josie Aiello. Both are still relevant releases for this top fusion bassist.


Publicist: Mark Pucci Media