Left Sided Music, 2007, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Trumpeter Theo Croker opens with a cool brass only layered tune. He has Stantman Kendrick (as), Andre Murchinson (tb), Ulysses “Bim” Owens (d), Sullivan Fortner (p) and Chris Mees (b) along with him. “With You” is a very warm relaxing song. “Blooze” has that lazy New Orleans blues theme complete with muted trumpet and an excellent solo from Mees. “The Fundamentals” brings it all together before the wrap with a bit of funk on “Left Sided” with Coker leading the charge. This is an enjoyable tight package!