Carlberg, Frank

Red Piano Records, 2011CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 17.2

Jazz Ruler Type: AcidJazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Frank Carlberg plays piano and leads a band with John Hébert (b), John O’Gallagher (sax), Chris Cheek (sax) and Michael Sarin (d) with Christine Correa singing. The program is a mix of poetry with free fusion. “Misanthrope” is a bit edgy while the warm ballad “Don’t Rush Me” is soothing. Christine’s vocals are unmistakable with a staccato element that becomes a part of the rhythm. The net result is remarkable yet polarizing. Those who connect will be delighted. No doubt these are a talented crew.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz