McCarthy, Joe

Angelface, 2022CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 28.3

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 77
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer, arranger and bandleader Joe McCarthy celebrates Tchaikovsky’ Nutcraker Suite cast in true American traditions. Joe leads The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band including 13 horns and a vibrant rhythm section. We liked the Latin flavors on “March”, “Dance Of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Trepak”, just a few highlights in an energetic session. The band is precise across all eight selections in The Pan American Nutcracker Suite, an enjoyable endeavor.


Publicist: D. L. Media