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Eric Felton: Seize the Night (2010)

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Eric Felton: Seize the Night Track review of "Three-Martini Lunch"

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Eric Felten
Eric Felten
b.1964
's Seize the Night is a throwback to the tradition of Jack Teagarden
Jack Teagarden
Jack Teagarden
1905 - 1964
trombone
, that has carried forward through Wycliffe Gordon
Wycliffe Gordon
Wycliffe Gordon
b.1967
trombone
and Vincent Gardner
Vincent Gardner
Vincent Gardner
b.1972
trombone
; that is, the tradition of the singer-trombonist. A talented songwriter, Felten, is also quite the instrumentalist in composing and performing, as evidenced by his original ,"Three-Martini Lunch."

More swing than bebop, but bebop nevertheless, this piece showcases Felten on a muted horn, jousting with Don Braden
Don Braden
Don Braden
b.1963
sax, tenor
's sleek and serpentine tenor saxophone. Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
b.1943
piano
's informed piano raises the bar of the recording into the stratosphere, where drummer Jimmy Cobb
Jimmy Cobb
Jimmy Cobb
b.1929
drums
rightfully belongs. Like the other pieces on the disc, "Three-Martini Lunch" clocks in under four minutes, never trying patience or attention.

Personnel: Eric Felten: vocals and trombone; Kenny Barron: piano; Dennis Irwin: bass; Jimmy Cobb: drums; Don Braden: tenor saxophone.

Record Label: Self Produced

Style: Vocal


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