CAmpbell, Royce

Philology, 2006CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 13.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This trio has Campbell playing guitar with Hod O’Brien on piano and Tom Baldwin playing bass. They bounce along happily playing songs that borrow the chord progressions of standards but infuse new melodies. The new lead lines are all improvisations adding a dose of spontaneity and challenge to the session. Each of the musicians is up to the task giving this set lots of sparks. We really liked “Autumn Hues” and “Trio By Starlight” but their concept kept us engaged from start to finish.


Publicist: royce campbell