Best of Boston

1999 Best Jazz Band

The Jeff Galindo-Marc Phaneuf Sextet

A smokin’ supergroup of Boston-based jazz all-stars: Galindo (trombone), Phaneuf (sax), and Ken Cervenka (trumpet) front the hottest rhythm section in New England. Pianist Tim Ray, bassist John Lockwood, and drummer Bob Gullotti round off the group. As individuals, these guys have played with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Lyle Lovett to the Boston Pops. After three years gigging around Boston, the band has just issued its first CD, Locking Horns. Cadence Magazine notes that on the album Galindo “uses his lip and slide to twist squeeze notes like warm putty from a tube.”