Central Track – Song of the Day: Paul Slavens — “Queenie”

May 3, 2022

Central Track – Song of the Day: Paul Slavens — “Queenie”

By Eric Grubbs, May 03, 2022

Below is an excerpt of Central Track’s article:

With drummer John Sterino, bassist Eric Hitt, saxophonist Pete Fucinero and pianist Michael R. Clement, Slavens’ tune is an all-instrumental slice of excellent upbeat jazz. This isn’t the kind that’s perfect for a long day of rain. It’s like a big shot of adrenaline in the morning. Centered around Fucinero’s sax, Slavens and Clement match his notes with ease. And Sterino’s drumming is especially impressive, as he lets his wrists fly around his ride cymbal and snare drum like Art Blakey by way of Billy Cobham. It makes you want to go down some rabbit holes of McCoy Tyner’s work or John Coltrane’s classics.

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