Ng, Jonathan

Jonathan Ng, 2020CD
Instrument: Violin

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 81
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Seattle based violinist and bandleader Jonathan Ng revisits the classic Swing era with The Sphynx. He forms a sextet that is up to the task. They open with the spirited title track, the lone original in a six-track set, setting the stage for five newly arranged, swinging classics. We liked the throwback, mid tempo “Rockhouse” with Chris Dawson tickling the ivory. Ng shines in concert with tenor saxophonist Albert Alva on “Gin Mill Special” and “Embryo”. The only drawback is the duration is slightly less than 23 minutes. They left the garbage in the studio, a good thing!


Publicist: Kari-On Productions