Michael Shrieve: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

Drummer Michael Shrieve brings together a group with Joe Doria/key, Danny Godinez/g, Farko Dosumov/b and John Fricke/tp for a mix of some jazz soul and junk. The B3 steams up on a sizzling percussive groove on “One”” while a taste of reggae slips in on Monty Alexander’s “Renewal.” Some rich classical guitar changes the mood with lovely and sensitive percussion on the traditional “Trilioni” while some James Brown Fabulous Flames are thrown on “Darkside.” The closing “Bridge the Gap” is the most bona fide jazz piece, as some soulful electric guitar work and piano harmonies glisten in delight. Not a bad outing!

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