211

Tim Eyermann: Karla's Fire

By

Sign in to view read count


DC-area saxophonist Tim Eyermann proves, with his latest east coast offeringKarla's Fire, that contemporary jazz and more traditional formats can co-exist together on the same program and even compliment each other. The contemporary-oriented songs, including the opener "Just a Thought," the title cut, the Kenny Loggins ballad "Now and Then," and "Weekend Update" feature enjoyable melodies and good jazz sensibilities. "My Funny Valentine" features outstanding solos from bassist Bill Foster and high-in-the-stratosphere trombonist Rick Lilliard, on top of contemporary finger-snapping bass and funky drum licks. Eyermann improvizes skillfully throught the program, but really smokes on "Secret Love," the most straight-ahead romp on the disc; pianist Fred Hughes and bassist Tom Williams also cook. Eyermann invited guitarist Larry Coryell to participate on two Luis Bonfa chestnuts (or should I say Brazil nuts?) "Samba De Orpheo" and "Manha De Carnival." Eyermann gets good and bluesy on "Georgia On My Mind," while "Greencastle" and Santana's "Europa" fulfill the disc's balladry requirements nicely. (Summit DCD 231)



Tracks:Just a Thought; Karla's Fire; Now and Then; My Funny Valentine; Secret Love; Greencastle; Samba De Orpheo; Europa; Georgia On My Mind; Weekend Update; Manha De Carnival. (56:25)

Personnel:

Tim Eyermann - soprano, alto, tenor, flute; Keith Killgo, Rod Gross - drums; Mary Ann Redmond - vocals; Gali Sanchez - percussion; Bill Foster, Wade Matthews, Tom Williams - bass; Michael Stucher, John Ozment, Fred Hughes - keyboards; Rick Lilliard - trombone; Larry Coryell - guitar; Danny Smallwood - synth orchestrations.

| Style: Contemporary/Smooth


Shop

More Articles

Read Akua's Dance CD/LP/Track Review Akua's Dance
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Daylight Ghosts CD/LP/Track Review Daylight Ghosts
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Live at PafA CD/LP/Track Review Live at PafA
by Matthew Aquiline
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Ocean of Storms CD/LP/Track Review Ocean of Storms
by Troy Dostert
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read "Message From Saturn" CD/LP/Track Review Message From Saturn
by James Nadal
Published: November 12, 2016
Read "Ena / One" CD/LP/Track Review Ena / One
by Budd Kopman
Published: March 26, 2016
Read "A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke" CD/LP/Track Review A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
by Karl Ackermann
Published: March 9, 2016
Read "Dobbeltgaenger" CD/LP/Track Review Dobbeltgaenger
by John Sharpe
Published: August 8, 2016
Read "The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald" CD/LP/Track Review The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald
by Edward Blanco
Published: May 21, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!