Greene, Jimmy

Mack Avenue, 2020CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: There’s lots of space on this recording, open space that allows for the blossoming of the tones of the instruments, particularly on tunes like “No Words” where Jimmy’s tenor sax is embellished. Greene (s-sax, t-sax, fl, cl, b-cl) assembles a strong team here with Aaron Goldberg (p), Reuben Rogers (b), Kendrick Scott (d) and Lage Lund (g) with guest Stefon Harris (vibes, marimba) on two selections notably “Always There”. Rogers states his case with Greene on “Good Morning Heartache” as does Lund on “Overreaction”. The best tunes are the warm ballads like “Steadfast” making While Looking Up a winning combination.


Publicist: D. L. Media