2

Colin Trusedell: It’s All About the Hustle

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
Track review of "2:15 Blues"

Bassist Colin Trusedell is making quite the name for himself. His previous recordings, Colin Trusedell Trio: Some Of My Best Friends Are... Divas (Self Produced, 2013) and Colin Trusedell: Quartet Of Jazz Death (Self Produced, 2014) were well received within these electronic pages. The former was a most excellent acoustic affair featuring some of Trusedell's singing colleagues from the US Air Force. The latter is an electric smorgasbord showing that Trusedell is capable of ramping up the funk as in cooling down the standards.

Trusedell opts for the traditional jazz trio approach on It's All About the Hustle, an assembly of 10 original compositions that swing right down the middle of the mainstream. On the eclectic "2:15 Blues," Trusedell sets a brisk pace for the band over a clever 12-bar statement. Pianist Shawn Hanlon demonstrates both fists of his muscular and precise playing. Trusedell allows himself plenty of time for an elastic pizzacatto solo that walks right out the door. Drummer Paul Shaw trades eights with Hanlon in a by-the-book blowing- session blues. Grace and sophistication.

Personnel: Shawn Hanlon: piano; Colin Trusedell: bass; Paul Shaw: drums.

Title: It’s All About the Hustle | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: MyShowsLive Records

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.

Scotty B

Scotty B

Colin Trusedell
It's All About The Hustle

All In Bloom

All In Bloom

Colin Trusedell
It's All About The Hustle

Album Reviews
Extended Analysis
Read more articles
Without All the Chatter

Without All the...

MyShowsLive Records
2017

buy
It's All About The Hustle

It's All About The...

MyShowsLive Records
2015

buy
It’s All About the Hustle

It’s All About the...

MyShowsLive Records
2015

buy
Quartet of Jazz Death

Quartet of Jazz Death

Self Produced
2014

buy
Some of my Best Friends are... Divas

Some of my Best...

MyShowsLive Records
2013

buy

Related Articles

Read New York Trio Album Reviews
New York Trio
By Troy Dostert
July 18, 2019
Read Visions Album Reviews
Visions
By Friedrich Kunzmann
July 18, 2019
Read Invincible Nimbus Album Reviews
Invincible Nimbus
By Jerome Wilson
July 18, 2019
Read Syzygy Album Reviews
Syzygy
By Don Phipps
July 18, 2019
Read Shafted Album Reviews
Shafted
By Edward Blanco
July 17, 2019
Read Live at the Bird’s Eye Jazz Club Album Reviews
Live at the Bird’s Eye Jazz Club
By Don Phipps
July 17, 2019
Read New Year Album Reviews
New Year
By Dan Bilawsky
July 17, 2019