At the end of 2011, there where some exception jazz recordings released. Case in point, this remarkable funk laced gem by trombonist Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio debuts with his extraordinary album on Motéma Music titled “The 11th Gate.” I’m sure that most listener’s that encounter “The 11th Gate” is stunned by the power, finesse, dexterity, and energy released throughout these electrifying voices on this dynamic new recording by Dennis Rollins. As music aficionados, you simply don’t want to miss out on this jewel!–Rob Young | The Urban Flux
Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio -][- The 11th Gate (MP3) – [Motéma Music, 2011]
On his Motéma debut, the torrentially talented multi-award winning British-Jamaican jazz and funk star, Dennis Rollins (of Maceo Parker band fame), and his Velocity Trio, unleash their imaginations on The 11th Gate , with compositions ranging from terra- firma straight-ahead jazz, funk and ‘choral gospel’ horns.
“Irresistible: take The 11th Gate at the first opportunity” – Jazzwise
[Biography] – Born in Birmingham, England in 1964 of Jamaican parents, Dennis cut his teeth at the age of 14 studying and performing with The Doncaster Youth Jazz Association. After years of concentrated study Dennis moved to London where his unique approach to the instrument was immediately and appreciatively recognized resulting in numerous offers of work. Continue reading