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The Matt Gordy Group: Eclipse

Read "Eclipse" reviewed by Jim Santella

A modern mainstream quintet led by veteran drummer Matt Gordy invites comparisons to the Jazz Messengers of Art Blakey. Two horns and rhythm section work through interwoven ensemble counterpoint as well as in support of featured solo highlights. Gordy, 45, has chosen a program of five originals and one standard as the format for his third release as a leader.

The title track starts with a unison between alto saxophone and trumpet that is slightly out of tune. The effect ...


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