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Al Ashley: These Are Them

Read "These Are Them" reviewed by Dennis Hollingsworth

In the liner notes to drummer Al Ashley's These Are Them, the title is given this meaning: “these are good times, enjoy them while you are able, for they will never return again." Not a bad way to approach life in general, and certainly appropriate for the immediacy necessary in the recording studio. The inclusion of saxophonist Dave Liebman on the date is due mention; long well-known among players and educators, he's too often overshadowed by his more famous brethren. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Al Ashley: These Are Them

Read "These Are Them" reviewed by John Kelman

For listeners who picked up on the somewhat elusive guitarist Rick Stone's recent release, Samba de Novembro (Jazzand, '04), and liked what they heard, here's an opportunity to catch Stone in a completely different context. Drummer Al Ashley's These Are Them , originally released in '03 but only now seeing broader release, finds Stone and fellow bandmates organist Oliver Von Essen and saxophonist David Liebman working their way through a set of seven originals that's completely committed, and as hard-hitting ...


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