Timely tasty jazz guitar trio Dennis Winge Trio – What Are The Odds
by Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Timely tasty jazz guitar trio Dennis Winge Trio – WHAT ARE THE ODDS: When I reviewed Dennis’s “One Small Step” album in early 2019, I was very much impressed by the variety of styles presented… on his new double CD, you’ll enjoy some of the most timely & tasty jazz you’ve ever listened to… to get a sampling of the amazing the trio does, I (most strongly) suggest that you watch this live performance video first…
…since you’re there already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Dennis Winge YouTube channel, so you can explore the MANY other performance and instructional videos posted there… I’ve been subscribed for over a year now.
On tunes like “Monkey Cage”, you’ll find a most interesting combination of rhythm & down-home funky playing that your ears will keep coming back to again & again… Dennis’s lead and the superb bass work are synced up perfectly… I predict DJ’s of all stripes around the globe will be spinning this song often!
I totally dug down deep on “Lid Flipping”… solid guitar licks from Dennis with tight trio action all the way through this 6:19 gem… straight-ahead solos and purely raw energy made it an easy choice for placement on my iPhone player (reserved for only the very best).
One of the most impressive things about Dennis’s albums is the variety of styles you’ll hear… I immediately fell in love with the captivating Latin jazz vibe on “Mambo Delicioso”… very impressive flute work on this tune!
It took me two spins through all eighteen songs on the double CD, but it was actually easy to make my choice for personal favorite… the closer on the album, “Up Every 24 Blues”, has a totally lovely vibe & more of that (very) attractive flute… one of the best jazz performances I’ve listened to (yet) in 2021.
I give Dennis and his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this high-energy jazz adventure. Get more information on Dennis’s website as it becomes available. Rotcod Zzaj