153

Peter Anastos & Iter: Iternity

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count
Peter Anastos & Iter: Iternity Trumpeter Peter Anastos returns to the straight-ahead form of mainstream jazz that brought us Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Wes Montgomery and a whole lot more. They were legends who remain with us in spirit.

With a program of original pieces, Anastos steers his acoustic sextet through impressions that honor the memory well. He and tenor saxophonist Bryan McVicker tag-team for a lyrical affair that swings forcefully while opening creative doors. Uneven in places, the session has its highs and lows. The band is at its best when driving with spirit, however, and that takes place most of the time.

Leebarebop, the trumpeter's homage to Lee Morgan, rides a wave of sassy swing, while "Walkin' to the Norm strides confidently with the kind of welcome demeanor that pumps up your day. Positive glows abound. "DeCoy, the composer's homage to McCoy Tyner, features pianist Jason Martineau in a percussive affair, while "On the Brink loads up on fine teamwork.

Anastos brings a bright, thin, trumpet tone to the session. When he works with tenor sax, the two voices meld seamlessly as if they were one. When he works with soprano sax, however, the rift is evident. The band's driving tempo keeps things moving in such a way that their forceful action speaks for itself. Expressive through his original compositions and filled with an anxious desire to honor the forefathers of today's mainstream, Peter Anastos & Iter groove with a genuine spirit.


Track Listing: Iternity; DeCoy; Childs Play; Carousel; Walkin to the Norm; On the Brink; Leebarebop.

Personnel: Peter Anastos: trumpet; Bryan McVicker: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Steve Erquiaga: guitar; Jason Martineau: piano; Nelson Braxton: bass; Andy Dillard: drums.

Year Released: 2006 | Record Label: Self Produced | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Akua's Dance CD/LP/Track Review Akua's Dance
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Daylight Ghosts CD/LP/Track Review Daylight Ghosts
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Live at PafA CD/LP/Track Review Live at PafA
by Matthew Aquiline
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Ocean of Storms CD/LP/Track Review Ocean of Storms
by Troy Dostert
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read "Real Talk" CD/LP/Track Review Real Talk
by Mark Sullivan
Published: May 20, 2016
Read "Peace" CD/LP/Track Review Peace
by Karl Ackermann
Published: January 18, 2017
Read "Purple Patio" CD/LP/Track Review Purple Patio
by John Sharpe
Published: October 1, 2016
Read "Noumenon" CD/LP/Track Review Noumenon
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: October 26, 2016
Read "Night Music" CD/LP/Track Review Night Music
by Jack Bowers
Published: October 4, 2016
Read "Simplicity" CD/LP/Track Review Simplicity
by Chris Mosey
Published: August 6, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!