. Bowen enters at a frantic pace, pushing the tenor through a series of rapid-notes-per-second phrases that don't let up. The musicians heat things up in the background as Bowen's tenor squeals and wails at key points. The pace continues, but the tone softens during Rogers' solo. Sanchez varies his emphasis behind the guitar, but then cranks up the intensity when he steps out front, giving the entire kit a workout.
joins the quartet for "Mr. Scott," the longest piece in the set. Rather than an album with multiple short to moderate songs, Due Reverence simplifies things with only five tracks, each running more than six minutes. That not only allows plenty of freedom for the soloists, but also a heavy dose of interplay among the group.
Track Listing: Less Is More; This One's for Bob; Phil-osophy; Mr. Scott; Points
Personnel: Ralph Bowen: tenor saxophone; Sean Jones: trumpet (4); Adam Rogers:
guitar; John Patitucci: bass; Antonio Sanchez: drums.