August, Willie

DiPhoCal, 2005CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 11.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 2
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The band members acknowledge their music could be classified by some listeners as weird through not so extreme as Avant Garde jazz. Others see the approach as cool. We see it as jazz-fusion with a strong creative bent. Guitarist Ben Siems who wrote all of the compositions leads the band. It is a live studio session with very good sound. Collectively, they bring their non-conformities into the mainstream, accessible to a select and appreciative audience.