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by John Sharpe
Philly tenor saxophonist Seth Meicht has created a crack little big band which combines nifty arrangements and adventurous expression in his Big Sound Ensemble. Meicht has largely passed under the critical radar since Illumine (CIMP, 2006), surfacing only for the occasional high profile gig in NYC, including the 2009 Vision Festival. This recording in front of a hometown crowd, inexplicably dated 2008 on the sleeve although actually captured on 19 September 2009, assembles a stellar cast for a generous program ...read more