Windmill Saxophone Quartet: A Touch of Evil (2003)
When they have company, the results are rewarding. The Blake composition “A Touch of Evil” has a deliciously supple sway and wafts in like a gentle breeze. It lasts for all too brief a while but that sets into motion some interesting byplay, unison lines billowing in different directions, horns flinty and congas percolating. They do not indulge stasis when it comes to “Bipartisan Blues.” Working as a sextet with bass and drums, the leaders head toward bopand it certainly is a good feeling when that leads to a bit of fun on the funk side. What’s more, when they all blow together, they brew a nice little storm. The many moods make for one exciting happening.
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Track Listing: Mingus Medley; A Touch of Evil; Bipartisan Blues; 26-2; As Is
Personnel: Clayton Englar
Record Label: Mapleshade Recordings