Lockett, Mark

Thick Records, 2023CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 29.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 72
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer, composer Mark Lockett leads a quartet with David Binney on sax, Duane Eubanks on trumpet and bassist Matt Penman. The cordless ensemble explores fresh music with a few unique time signatures. The resulting Swings & Roundabouts are edgy, hard bop that reflects Mark’s inspiration by the works of Ornette Coleman. We liked the swinging groove of “Virtual Reality” and “Happy Go Lucky” best in the set of nine original compositions.