Conference Call

Not Two, 2010CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 16.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Conference Call is a free jazz quartet featuring Gebhard Ullmann (sax, b cl), Michael Jefry Stevens (p), Joe Fonda (b) and George Schuller (d, perc). The music is all original, highly improvised and on the edge. There are five songs on each of two discs, enough to keep the eclectic minds occupied. They have a lot of air in many of the selections like “After Like”, a three-part journey. The openness gives this piece a rather eerie feeling but also allows us to get into the minds of each of the talented musicians. We connected best on “Could This Be A Polka” and “Litmus” with hints of monk in the beginning.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz