Tony Malaby: Adobe (2004)
Ideas of jazz past and present flow throughout the album, with rightful comparisons to Sonny Rollins' piano-less trios of the '60s. Malaby and crew do more than scour through jazz' yesterdays for modern templates, though. There is an interconnected, easily accessible nature to this album that speaks of today. The trio's shifts and transitions in beats and moods are done with the seamless speed and ease of a download. Taking for granted that it is just there, that it just happens, Adobe is missed, like any useful modern application, once you are without it.
~ Germein Linares
Track Listing: Humpty Dumpty/ Maine/ Adobe Blues/ Dorotea la Cautiva/ No Brainer/ Mia/ What Is This Thing Called Love/ Cosas/ Gone.
Personnel: Tony Malaby- tenor, soprano sax; Drew Gress- bass; Paul Motian- drums.
Record Label: Sunnyside Records