Fred Scott's Review of Clazz for Contempraryjazz.com
I had no idea what to expect from Razz, a Los Angeles basedjazz-fusion band. What I got was an engaging, varying, and diversified sound. The producer, composer, arranger and keyboardist is Brian Sawyers, whose early influence of jazz-fusion from the Jeff Lorber Fusion recordings has inspired this group to pull, retrospectively, a cultured sound that was popular years ago. What is impressive is that they perform the music favorably. The guitar in the track "In The Groove" sets a funky tune to this group's character. Clazz really takes me back to early days of Jeff Lorber and Stanley Clarke with a potpourri of rock and clairvoyant jazz. These guys are rockers as well as aesthetic artists experimenting with contemporary jazz. One of the coolest projects I have listened to in awhile.
Check out the artist's website:
1. In the Groove
2. Bill the Cat
4. Sometimes Everytime
6. Medium Rare
7. Oil & Vinegar