Million, Steve

Palmetto, 2021CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 27.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist and composer Steve Million leads a quartet including Steve Cardenas (g) and Ron Vincent (d), a team that has performed together for many years. Bassist John Sims is a younger, recent addition and he fits in well. They start with the mellow “Open the Book” followed the upbeat “Old Earl”. “The Company” feels like fusion courtesy of Cardenas but most of the rest of these tunes have a light, modern jazz feel with Steve dancing around the keyboard especially on “Situations”. There are well developed solos across the band throughout the session keeping listeners fully engaged


Publicist: Kate Smith Promotions of Chicago