2

Doug Webb: Triple Play

Dan McClenaghan By

Sign in to view read count
Is there a better way to say "Jazz" than a wailing saxophone? Tenor sax guy Doug Webb has found a one: three wailing saxophones, a killer organ guy and a dynamic, full-of-surprises, rhythmic wizard of a drummer, on Triple Play.

His fifth recording on Posi-Tone Records—a label that follows closely in the footsteps of the iconic Blue Note Records straight ahead sound of the 50s and 60s—Webb teams with fellow sax veterans Walt Weiskopf and Joel Frahm in a spirited front line if ever there was one. The program burns from beginning to end, starting with the leaders "Jones," rolling out with some high energy three horn harmony before shifting into a series of growling, honking, full flame solo slots, one saxophone after the other. Laying the solid, wall-of-sweet-breeze backdrop is Brian Charette on organ, and the ever rambunctious relative newcomer, drummer Rudy Royston.

John Coltrane's challenging "Giant Steps" is taken with the all-eight-cylinders-firing acceleration, sheets of sound saxophone notes all around, with Charette slipping in short organ bursts burning up from the off-kilter turbulence of Royston's drum work.

For those in the mood to kick back and soak up a rousing, mood-elevating blowing session, this is it. Never a dull moment, with first rate tunes from Frahm and Weiskopf, a Cole Porter cover, "I Concentrate On You," and soul saxophone legend Lou Donaldson's "Alligator Boogie," that gives organist Charette some space to blow the roof off the place. Nice!

Track Listing: Jones; Three's A Crowd; Giant Steps; The Way Things Are; Avalon; Jazz Car; Your Place Or Mine; I Concentrate On You; Pail Blues; Alligator Boogaloo; Triple Play.

Personnel: Doug Webb: tenor sax; Walt Weiskopf: tenor sax; Joel Frahm: tenor sax; Brian Charette: organ; Rudy Royston: drums.

Title: Triple Play | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: Posi-Tone Records

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.

Album Reviews
Live Reviews
Album Reviews
Extended Analysis
Album Reviews
Extended Analysis
Album Reviews
Read more articles
Fast Friends

Fast Friends

Posi-Tone Records
2018

buy
Sets The Standard

Sets The Standard

V.S.O.P. Records
2016

buy
Bright Side

Bright Side

Posi-Tone Records
2016

buy
Back East

Back East

Posi-Tone Records
2015

buy
Doug Webb: Triple Play

Doug Webb: Triple Play

Posi-Tone Records
2015

buy
Triple Play

Triple Play

Posi-Tone Records
2015

buy

Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Jul24Wed
Téka & Her Newbossa Quintet
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
Newport Beach, CA
$62,49,29

Related Articles

Read The Turning Album Reviews
The Turning
By Bruce Lindsay
July 20, 2019
Read Reveries and Revelations Album Reviews
Reveries and Revelations
By John Eyles
July 20, 2019
Read Live/Shapeshifter Album Reviews
Live/Shapeshifter
By Don Phipps
July 20, 2019
Read Vol 3 Album Reviews
Vol 3
By Phillip Woolever
July 20, 2019
Read First Nature Album Reviews
First Nature
By Troy Dostert
July 19, 2019
Read Sacred Kind of Love: The Columbia Recordings Album Reviews
Sacred Kind of Love: The Columbia Recordings
By Jakob Baekgaard
July 19, 2019
Read Perhaps Album Reviews
Perhaps
By Don Phipps
July 19, 2019