Victor Lewis: EEEYYESS!
Lewis has assembled a hot band of relative youngsters, along with veteran percussionist Don Alias. They interpret his music with fire and finesse. Seamus Blake is one of the most interesting young saxophonists to emerge in some time and he takes a somewhat radical approach here by occasionally using electronic effects to alter his saxophone sound. His playing is top notch, as always. Terell Stafford, who also performed with Horizon, is in great form here, playing better than ever. Stephen Scott on piano and Ed Howard on bass round out the rhythm section.
EEEYYESS! is recommended on the strength of Victor Lewis’ lush drumming and memorable compositions, as well as the outstanding performances by the entire ensemble. Don’t miss the latest effort from this master drummer.
Track Listing: Eeeyyess!; Vulnerability; Un-til; Buttercups; Alter Ego; No More Misunderstandings; Stamina; Here
Record Label: Enja Records