Garcia, Rob

bju, 2011CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 17.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Rob Garcia leads a quartet with Noah Preminger (sax), John Hebert (b) and Dan Tepfer (p). This is a strong team that shines on the program of modern jazz across a variety of tempos. We preferred the upbeat tunes like “Will” and “Crash” along with the drums only “Flash #1”. Garcia wrote all of the music and places the drums in the middle of the mix complimenting the melodies and anchoring the rhythms. At times they drift into free space but the collective effort is well done.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity