Tangria Jazz Group

Blastfamous, 2008CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 14.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: TJG is pianist Simon Rochester, bassist Justin Hellman and Sheryl Mebane on drums. Each of these musicians is a well-educated UC Berkley alumnus, Sheryl and Justin with doctorates in the physical sciences. They are also skilled in making good music. This program consists of five standards with two of Mebane’s originals. They do a fine job on “Israel” and swing on Contrane’s “Impressions” with Hellman’s solo standing out. Justin is back again on “Isotope” and “Black Nile” helping Tangria Jazz group pour fresh life into some old tunes. Their sound has some elements of fusion but is basically straight- ahead, modern jazz.


Publicist: kari-On Productions