Michael Waldrop is reviewed by Audiophile Review with his album “Triangularity”

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Michael Waldrop – “Triangularity” Michael Waldrop Music

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Waldrop shares his time between being a Professor of Percussion and Jazz Studies at Eastern Washington University and writing and recording music. “Triangularity” is his third release of music done in a traditional jazz style. For this release, Waldrop is joined by a piano and a bass on all tracks, and a sax on tracks Number 9 & 10, both identified as “bonus tracks.” Waldrop, not surprisingly, centers his talents on the drums and other percussion instruments. He does not, however, overwhelm any of the tracks with an abundance of percussion portrayal. He does a superior job at arrangements that are balanced between what is arguably a trio, and on two tracks, a quartet. Yet by the same token, he shares the solo spotlight with all the musicians and gives everyone a chance to shine. This is skillfully crafted traditional jazz that does an excellent job of captivating the listener and enticing them to find out what comes next.

Overall: 8.5

Sonics: 8

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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