Michael Thomas: The Messenger
Elsewhere the chores are shared roundly by Thomas' mates the edgy tenor saxman Zack Graddy, bassist Kent Miller, drummer Frank Williams lV, pianist Darius Scott, and he broadens the band on two tracks with the energetic altoist Antonio Parker. Highly recommended.
Track Listing: Tense Moments - 9:12 Rue De La Harpe (Sahib Shahab) 7:28 The Little Individual - 11:47 The Messenger - 6:49 Soul Eyes (Mal Waldron) - 7:36 The Warm Up (Interlude) - 0:44 Mike's Blues - 8:22 Subtle Thoughts - 5:52 Back To The Tracks (Tina Brooks) - 7:01 Mike's Little Samba - 8:53
Personnel: Michael Thomas - Trumpet/Flugelhorn Zack Graddy - Tenor Saxophone Darius Scott - Piano Kent Miller - Bass Frank Williams IV - Drums (*)Antonio Parker - Alto Saxophone * - special guest
Record Label: JazHead Entertainment