No Business, 2010CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 16.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Commitment is a classic free-fusion band featuring Will Connell, Jr. (sax, cl), Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Zen Matsura (d) and William Parker (b). They are significant in being one of the first bands to marry African American and Asians in a contemporary jazz band. The fusion yielded a wealth if creativity and though it was relatively short lived, it marked a significant movement. This two-disc set contains a previous studio recording (October 1980) and a live session recorded in Germany (May 1983). The live set had never been released until now. It captures the essence of Commitment and the extension of their existence on foreign soil.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services