Sommers, Jimmy

Nu Groove Music, 2009CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 15.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: This is not the ’run of the mill’ smooth sax CD as Sommers puts together a rich collection of classic tunes incorporating a stellar cast of musicians. Joe LaBarbera (d), Paul Jackson Jr. (g), Chris Botti (t) and Rick Braun (t) are some of the contributors. Eric Benet sings “Over The Rainbow” with drama provided by the Peter Kent String Section. Gloria Loring takes the microphone for “Fever” and Dena Deadly sings a convincing arrangement of “At Last”. Most of the tunes speak romance. We enjoyed Jimmy’s raspy sax on “Europa” and the warmth of “You Are So Beautiful”.


Publicist: Tom Estey Publicity & Promotion