Ramirez, Tomas

Inio Music, 2012CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 18.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Ramirez plays sax and wrote and co producer most of the music on Tres. The band is a trio with Marcus Williams keeping time and Oteil Burbridge playing bass on the first seven selections then deferring to Rev. Oliver W. Wells (B3) for the next six selections. The groove is modern bop that has a contemporary feel. “Sitting With The King” is a solid track with excellent work by Burbridge. Tomas plays melodies that span a wide range from free jazz to bop to funk. The second had has a more bluesy feel courtesy of the Hammond. Guest artists Sean O’Rourke (d) and Rosa Canales Perez (spoken word) join Ramirez to put a large dose of funk into the finale placing an accent of the session.


Publicist: Lisa Reedy Promotions