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Album Review

Al Hood and the H2 Sextet: Jazz Muses

Read "Jazz Muses" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


There's something fascinating about the word “inspire." We know from Latin that the word derives from inspirare, meaning “to breathe" or “blow into." It is the perfect theme as presented for trumpeter Al Hood and the H2 Sextet's terrific album, Jazz Muses. Not only is Hood inspired by his Jazz Muses, but his blowing here takes inspiration full-circle. It is an enthralling and highly inspired work. Well-known in trumpet and jazz education circles, Hood is also a ...


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