Trio of Oz
OZmosis, 2010, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Drummer Omar Hakim leads a trio with pianist Rachel Z and bassist Maeve Royce. They waste no time getting down to business cooking on the opener “Angry Chair”. A glance at the titles reveals several rock tunes by Joni Mitchell, Sting, Björk and Peter Gabriel but the trio transforms them into jazz. It sounds like a totally new landscape based on solid memories. These very accomplished musicians form a cohesive unit with a lot of bright spots during the set. Our favorites are “Lost” and “King of Pain”. We enjoyed listening to Hakim, a master drummer at work over the entire set.
Publicist: Bloom Media Relations