New Voice: Old Voice by Dan McClenaghan
Lines and Grooves by Dan McClenaghanMore articles about Joshua Bayer
New Voice: Old Voice
Lines and Grooves
Half of the tunes showcase Bayer's compostional talents. The bassist/composer wields an ebullient pen, crafting upbeat, bright tunes remiscent of the Dave Brubeck or Vince Guaraldi approachthough the Brubeck feeling may come as much from the Paul Desmond "sound of a dry martini" mode that altoists Nau and Link employ. In additon to the Mingus opener, the covers include Vince Guaraldi's "Skating," Sam Rivers' "Beatrice," Scott Joplin's "Bethena's Bridge" and Jerry Bock's "Matchmaker Matchmaker."
Like Bayer's last effort, New Voice: Old Voice presents his clean, swinging, straight-ahead approach to jazz. This fresh-sounding, forward-looking disc advances a step with the addition of Lyle Link on alto.
Track Listing: Nostalgia in Times Square; Skating; Off Kilter; Matchmaker Matchmaker; New Voice; Society's Blue; Beatrice; Bethena's Bridge; Bounce; Old Voice.
Personnel: Joshua Bayer: bass; Bob Sykes: piano and rhodes; Marty Nau: saxophone; Lyle Link: saxophone; Luther Gray: drums.
Record Label: Self Produced
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