by Michael P. Gladstone
This is an interesting second effort from trumpeter Dick Titterington whose debut was '98's Amber Eyes. Essentially, the group is a pianoless trio of trumpet, bass, and drums that is augmented on half of the dozen tracks by flutist Tim Jensen, tenor saxophonist Rob Davis, and melodica player Randy Porter. So the recording explores different musical textures and various musical directions.
Overall,Titterington performs his originals (about half of the album) in an edgy style, seeming to want to ...read more
by Tom MacMillan
Dick Titterington truly hits the bullseye on his latest album, a traditional jazz outing entitled Yellow Dance. It finds Titterington in a setting very different from his debut, Amber Eyes; whereas the earlier record featured a full quintet, his latest lacks piano, guitar, or a consistent horn section. Flautist Tim Jensen and tenor man Rob Davis join for two tracks each, along with pianist Randy Porter, who adds melodica on two tracks.
This lineup leaves Titterington with much room to ...read more