Pearce, Jim

Jim Pearce, 2004CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 10.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: From the opening track, “Muddy River Vamp”, this one cooks! Herman Barney (b), Paul Fallat (d), Eric South (sax, fl), Ken Gregory (t) and pianist Jim Pearce play with a fervor that is energizing. This feeling exists on the entire set as the band performs Jim’s eleven compositions well. Other favorites were “Laughing Matter”, the lone bouncy vocal, “Play On” and “Sustaining Influence” where Pearce plays organ.