The borough of Kings (County)--a.k.a. Brooklyn, NY--has been saxophonist Eric Wyatt's home base from birth. It was there that he was exposed to jazz, met some of the legends of the music, and began to forge his own voice on saxophone. Here, on his fifth album to date, he delivers an intense brew that speaks volumes about what he's learned during his time in Brooklyn. Wyatt is a no holds barred player with an edge to his work. Thankfully, he found some simpatico quartet mates that are willing and able to match his energy level on this ...read more
Boasting a mixture of some of the best young players around, many from the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz scene and mixing in veteran alto saxophonist master James Spaulding, Eric Wyatt has fashioned a sprawling, energetic, raw-boned recording, at times bringing to mind the cooking era of Blue Note Records. Wyatt, a big-toned tenor saxophonist who favors bold, sweeping lines, is in rocking form on his own One for the People," powered by drummer E.J. Strickland and on James Spaulding's raucous Hurry Home." Spaulding's soulful solo is announced in an acidic tone and propelled by yelps, squawks and trills. He ...read more
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