Basically, the band incorporates a New Orleans type vibe, thanks to Earle Brown’s corpulent tone and soul/jazz licks yet the musicians also skirt the boundaries of modern jazz via hearty soloing and three-way dialogue. Hence, a sense of intimacy prevails as the trio’s balanced and at times loose interplay enhances the often bluesy and impassioned lines, strong soloing and subtle themes.
Bassist Dan McNaughton provides a booming, wooden toned sound as he also serves as the traffic cop throughout this diverse set consisting of funk, mid-tempo swing vamps and bouncy motifs; whereas, drummer Joe Williams’ exhibits shrewd soloing abilities while frequently altering the overall tone and pulse of these pieces. Through it all, the musicians perform with a zealous demeanor as the personalized chemistry and tight-knit ensemble work shines forth in impressive fashion.
Track Listing: 6th W/D Waltz, Permission, Viennese Vibrations, Late and Early, 12:15, Summons, Mold on the Guitar, You Know, Lighter than Light, Birds and Butterflies
Personnel: Earle Brown; tenor saxophone: Joe Williams; drums: Dan McNaughton; bass
Record Label: Independent Records
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