Dreambox, 2006, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Skip plays piano and puts the heart and soul into each of the songs without dominating the stage. The warmth of Paul Kendall’s sax brings romance to “Stephanie’s Song”, one of the nine Wilkins compositions. Tom Kozic (g) comes out blazing on “No Parking” and Tony Martino adds a bass solo on “World Aldous Huxley…?” a swinger with Paul again playing a strong role. Bassist Tony Marino and Gray Rissmiller do more than anchor the beats. They provide accents and punch from the lower registers that give the music character. Collectively this is a fine set and we look forward to Volume II.
Publicist: Len Triola Promo Services