WELCOME TO THE SMOOTH JAZZ RIDE! * WELCOME TO THE SMOOTH JAZZ RIDE! * WELCOME TO THE SMOOTH JAZZ RIDE!

The Sax Pack – Power of 3

Apr. 27, 2015

Obviously agreeing to make this an ongoing power jazz ensemble, saxmen Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters, and Steve Cole again return for their third release as The Sax Pack with Power of 3, an energetic display of rousing C-jazz.The Sax Pack

Marking the trio’s 10th anniversary and produced by them in conjunction with horn man David Mann (one helluva horn arranger, also, by the way), this one grabs the party groove by the horns and rides it for all it’s worth. Tunes like the lead track “Sooner or Later,” “Back in Style, and “Disco Here” are but three examples of what your soul and dancing shoes can expect here.

The funk element gets a great workout here on tracks like “In To You,” the title track, “When Morning Comes,” and “What’s the Time”? The answer to that last title has to be: Who cares when you’re having this much fun?? Suffice it to say that the adventure begins from the moment you start playing this one and never lets up.

On “Shine On” and the title track, saxman Marcus Anderson is drafted as an honorary Sax Pack member and shows that he definitely belongs there, blending his powerful sax into the harmony mix effortlessly.

These guys wear 10 years well as their music here clearly shows. Still jammin’ it out with no end in sight, this trio does not – cannot—disappoint. Power of 3 says to you: Get yourself ready because the lights for this groove won’t be going out for quite a while. – Ronald Jackson