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The second release for trombonist David Gibson's quartet, End Of The Tunnel, is a return to the ever popular soul-jazz genre. As with his previous disc, A Little Somethin' (Posi-Tone, 2009), Gibson and organist Jared Gold
share a love for that infectious 1960s organ combo sound.
This disc also continues with the same lineup, and why not keep going? The music just feels so good; a sound that began in African-American churches but was ultimately incorporated into night clubs acts by the likes of Jimmy Smith
from the original. The band has a flair for the slow burn, and Gibson follows up with a piece of Head Hunter groove, mimicking Hancock's "Chameleon" with his own "Wasabi." The quartet keeps one foot in the '60s, the other steps in territory currently held by Stanton Moore