Jamie Breiwick— “Song To A Rose”

Jamie Breiwick


Joe Sanders - Bass
Jamie Breiwick - Trumpet
Curt Hanrahan - Saxophones
Steve Einerson - Piano
Sam Monroe - Drums
The debut recording Song to a Rose by trumpeter Jamie Breiwick is included in my top ten favorites of this past year. Song to a Rose is a contemporary jazz approach to the bop idiom that flows serenely through seven tracks of musical intensity. A mix of standards “I Fall In Love Too Easily” with some great jazz tunes, “Beatrice” by Sam Rivers and “Gittin’ Down” by Freddie Hubbard, as well as four originals that showcase Breiwick’s first rate composing skills. The quintet is comprised of a group of excellent musicians, with a relentlessly driving rhythm section that pushes each tune to the limit .Joe Sanders, a solid bassist who always lights a fire on the bottom end, with a great feel and who is a serious motive force...
—by paul j youngman