Adrian Ruiz Quintet

Premiere: A Collection of Originals (Zurga Records)

Summer Jams Clearance Sale, Part 2

San Antonio trumpeter/educator Adrian Ruiz wastes no time barreling out of the chute on "Elvinism," lead-off track from this debut release. Director of Jazz Studies at UTSA, Ruiz assembled a stellar lineup of Austin musicians who meld into a tight, wailing unit that navigates the shoals of more contemplative material with compositions contributed by all the unit. Saxophonist Gil Del Bosque joins Ruiz on the front line with a supple rhythm section of pianist Collin Shook, bassist Sam Pankey, and drummer Daniel Dufour. Ruiz standout "The Offset Strut" closes.

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