Rousing robust live jazz World Jazz Quintet – LIVE AT QPAC THEATRE: Jazz pianist Francis Hon got very high marks from me when I reviewed his debut CD release, “Before Dawn“… his new album features rousing robust live jazz with his World Jazz Quintet, as you’ll see when you watch their 2017 performance of the opening track, “Astor Place“…
…In addition to Francis’s superb piano style, you’ll hear & see Scott Litroff – Alto Sax; David Ullmann – Guitar; Jeong Hwan Park – Bass and Daisuke Konno – Drums… be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Francis Hon YouTube channel, too, since you’re there already.
If it’s lively performance you’re yearning for, you’ll find WJQ’s performance of Joe Sample’s “Soul Shadows” is an “instant hit” for you… I have no doubt that jazz DJ’s around the globe will be spinning this delicious & funk-filled tune often!
Guitarist David Ullmann’s original composition, “Memory Games“, is one of the tastiest tunes I’ve listened to (yet) in 2020… the pacing is perfect, and if you listen with headphones on, you’ll find many hidden sonic gems to enjoy.
Brilliant sonic images are painted for you on “Spring Breeze“; Scott’s alto on this tune is at the forefront, and the recording will bring pure pleasure to jazz aficionados everywhere; Francis just SHINES on his piano solos on this track!
There was no question in my mind what my choice for personal favorite of the seven (long) songs offered up would be… “Ultimo fin de Samana“, composed by bassist Jeong Hwan Park… just a superb jazz performance.
I give WJQ a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99… get more information on the BandCamp page for the album. Rotcod Zzaj
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