Jacob Fred are on top of their game, a group that just keeps developing into new, refreshing directions while always paying tribute to the jazz masters. Fittingly Hass reminded the audience near the end of the set to remember to, “listen to a little jazz everyday.”
Everyone makes their standard "best of's," top 10s" and "year in review" lists, but each December we like to take that model a couple of steps further. We go straight to the artists to see where they found inspiration over the past twelve months, and we don't stop with just album choices. We dig a bit deeper and go for a broader picture of the past year in art. From classic moments on the road to their guilty pleasure confessions, this is a panoramic snapshot of "the best of 2006," and a peek into what to expect in '07.
The Steve Kimock Band took stage at Portland Oregon
With a decade behind them and a focus on the path ahead, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey makes a clear statement with the appropriately titled, Walking With Giants. And they are indeed, as the jazz community can no longer deny that the three young men from Tulsa are bound to become respected jazzmen.