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John Fedchock: Hit The Bricks

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John Fedchock: Hit The Bricks His two big band albums are terrific. Now trombonist John Fedchock leads a quartet on a session that incorporates ballads with up-tempo romps and fresh originals with existing compositions. Three tracks add trumpet and tenor saxophone for a larger sound. The title track comes from Fedchock's vast experience, placing a big band chart in the hands of a sextet. Driving with a hard-nosed direction, the sextet covers the territory well. Kenny Barron's "Twilight" stands out as another high point of the album, with Fedchock's buttery trombone tone pushing a deliberate tempo. In 3/4 time, "Giant Steps" runs amok like a busy, intellectually occupied parody of "My Favorite Things." "Brazilian Fantasy" lays it out gently like a walk on the beach, while Fedchock's "Cool Customer," another session high point, lets loose with a Count Basie big band swing. Never one to pull any punches, John Fedchock has made a subtle change in direction while keeping the central focus of his music at its trombone-lover's best.

Track Listing: This Just In, Moon Alley, Step En Trois (Giant Steps), Twilight, Hit The Bricks, Cool Customer, I?m Thru With Love, Empty Promises, Brazilian Fantasy

Personnel: John Fedchock- trombone, Scott Wendholt- trumpet (tracks 2,5, & 8 only), Chris Potter- tenor & soprano saxophones (tracks 2, 5, 8, & 9 only), Allen Farnham- piano, Rufus Reid- bass, Dave Ratajczak- drums, Adrian D?Souza- percussion (track 9 only)

Title: Hit the Bricks | Year Released: 2000 | Record Label: Reservoir Music


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