Gress, Drew

Premonition Records, 2007CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 14.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Bassist Drew Gress takes on the leadership role here playing ten of his own compositions. The CD is appropriately titled The Irrational Numbers as they cut across the grain on many of the fusion/neobop numbers. They push the envelope a bit on “Your Favorite Kind” as each of the musicians dance in their own circle. “Fauxjobim” and “True” are rather peaceful songs with pianist Craig Taborn in the foreground. We liked the rhythms of “Bellwether” and “Blackbird Backtalk”. Gress also shines on “Mas Relief” a solo effort.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity