Grant, Darrell

PJCE Records, 2016CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 22.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Darrell Grant leads an 8-piece chamber jazz ensemble that includes Brian Blade on drums, vibraphonist Joe Locke and Steve Wilson on flute and saxophones. Marilyn Keller adds soulful vocals on several tracks notably “Sunday’s at the Golden West”. The music ranges from exploratory to swinging modern jazz favoring the latter. The program is mostly original music recorded live at Reed College in Portland, Oregon July 2013. The Territory is the terroir of jazz paralleling Oregon as interpreted by Grant. Descriptive liner notes supplement the musical history. The audience was appreciative and highly engaged as we were enjoying the session. We welcome Grant’s seventh release and first in nearly a decade!


Publicist: PJCE Records