Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio – The 11th Gate

January 13, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: dennis rolliins, pedro segundo, ross stanley, the 11th gate,


Trombonist Dennis Rollins is no newcomer, but his sound is a true revelation on The 11th Gate his third release as a leader. Rollins and his Velocity Trio which includes Ross Stanley on Hammond organ and Pedro Segundo on drums and percussion, sculpt beautiful melodic soundscapes in a style that is both traditional and decidedly contemporary. Think J.J. Johnson meets Weather Report and Jack McDuff. The three players on the project have wonderful synchronicity, and Rollins’ gift as a songwriter is on full display with the UK native composing all the tunes on the project. This is an artful and terrific production.

Click here to listen to a clip of “The Other Side”.

Tracks: Samba Galactica, Emergence, Everything In Mind, Ujamma, Contemplation, The Other Side, Bill Chill, Lightworker, Freedom Jazz Dance, Illuminous, The 11th Gate.