Mark Shim: Turbulent Flow
While the title track isn’t quite representative of the session, its name "Turbulent Flow" sums up the album quite well. Except for "Eminence" the album features rushed passages without breathing space and far too many notes. Drummer Eric Harland – an excellent companion for Shim who did a capable job on the saxophonist’s debut album – is too often "in your face;" even on Joe Henderson’s "Recorda Me." The others are in and out for this blowing session, never slowing to let the music settle. Harris lays out for several numbers, but even as a quartet, the ensemble has far too much going on all the time.
Track Listing: Turbulent Flow; Recorda Me; Christel Gazing; Survival Tactics; Don
Personnel: Mark Shim- tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone on "Eminence" and "Dirty Bird;" Stefon Harris- vibraphone, marimba; Edward Simon- piano, Fender Rhodes; Drew Gress- bass; Eric Harland- drums.
Record Label: Blue Note Records