Ted Hogarth Collective: Misconception (2006)
With the exception of "Second Laugh" and "So Far, Lofaro," two very fine charts by drummer Darren Scorza, all the other compositions are Hogarth originals. The music is quite enjoyable, marked by several tasteful solos. As one might expect, Hogarth shines on all saxophones, while the members of his collective provide sparkling individual performances. Jo Ann Daugherty sounds impressive on both piano and Fender Rhodes, especially on "The Dance." Trumpeter Brian Schwab plays off the leader on the opening "Now" while the rhythm section, here consisting of bassist Bob Lovecchio, trombonist Andy Baker and drummer Darren Scorza, maintains a tight cohesive sound.
Other notable scores are "Misconception," "Aspiration," "Children's Song" and the exciting finale, "Groovin," a steamy piece of music with another collaboration between Hogarth and Schwab on the horns. There's no mystery here, and no misconceptions either: Hogarth crafts an album of expressive delights, using different saxophone voices to forge an unconventional and imaginative session of jazz that everyone can enjoy.
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Track Listing: Now; The Dance; Second Laugh; Misconception; Even Keel; Aspirations; Children's Song; So Far, Lofaro; Groovin.
Personnel: Ted Hogarth: C-melody, tenor and baritone saxophone; Andy Baker: trombone; Jo Ann Daugherty: piano and Fender Rhodes; Bob Lovecchio: bass; Brian Schwab: trumpet and flugelhorn; Darren Scorza: drums.
Record Label: Blujazz Productions