Fiveplay Jazz, 2021CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: FivePlay is Tony Corman (g), Laura Klein (p), Dave Tidbal (reeds), Paul Smith (b) and Jason Lewis (d). Kim Chandler and Iain Mackenzie provide vocals. Phil Hawkins plays drums on two selections and Clairdee adds rich vocals on “Summer Dusk”. There’s also an infusion of flutes, notably Mary Fettig on four of the nine selections adding a crisp element of freshness. They greet us with a warm opening on “Bright Golden Sunshine” followed by the cool instrumental, “Lost and Found”. We enjoyed “Divide Meadow”, the vocal harmonies on ”Once Upon A Time”, and “One Better” where Corman comes alive.  FivePlay shouldn’t be confused with Sherrie Maricle’s Five Play but they both play good music!


Publicist: Tony Cormen