The word is good so far for The Chaz Lipp Groove Tripp’s album Good Merlin (available June 23 – pre-order here)!
UK-based SoulandFunkandJazz.com says “it’s difficult to breathe something new into the familiar but the Groove Tripp succeed in offering fresh perspectives…” and praises Sanjaya Malakar (who sings seven tunes on Good Merlin) for his “unusual, unexpected, sensual” vocals.
Read Bill Buckley’s full review here.
Over at The Morton Report, Good Merlin is included in the May 2017 edition of “Bentley’s Bandstand.” Veteran music journalist Bill Bentley says saxophonist Chaz Lipp has “a master’s touch” and calls Good Merlin “a contemporary collection of timeless jazz.”
Read Bill Bentley’s full review here (fifth one down in the column).