"This is a formidable unit who are not afraid to play and they do it with style. No phony affectation just pure jazz as it was intended. 5 Stars" ejazznews.com
"On Better Late a quintet of top players from Portland, Oregon, have put together a funky, straight-ahead album, proving again that there is a lot of good jazz being played everywhere in the states...everyone plays flawlessly together and shares improvising time, stretching out with excellent solos." jazzreview.com
Better Late (Moovealong #006) is the title of the second CD from the Steve Hall Quintet. Since releasing their first CD in 2005 to rave reviews from the jazz community the band has continued to perform in the Portland, Oregon area on a steady basis. The quintet has continued to grow and flourish while building up a strong fan base.
Playing off the strengths of Steve Hall’s Hammond organ playing and songwriting, Cal Hudson’s strong saxophone, Patrick Nearing’s vibrant trumpet, Peter Schwimmer’s facile guitar playing, and Kenny Morse’s propulsive drumming the band is surging forward in the jazz arena. Take the time to check them out and you’ll be glad that you did!
Check out the website at www.stevehallmusic.com