Wallmann, Johannes

Fresh Sound Records, 2015CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 21.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
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Sound: 2
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O’s Notes: Pianist Johannes Wallmann assembles a quintet with Gilad Hekselman (g), Russ Johnson (t), Sean Conly (b) and Jeff Hirshfield (d). Guest saxophonist Dayna Stephens is showing up a lot lately and plays on two selections notably “November”, a warm ballad. Hekselman lights it up on “Paper Balls” followed by Johnson. The program is a good mix of tempos that kept us engaged. Our favorite is “A House For Men And Birds” with sharp solos by Johnson and Wallmann.


Publicist: Two for the Show Media