More swing than bebop, but bebop nevertheless, this piece showcases Felten on a muted horn, jousting with Don Braden's sleek and serpentine tenor saxophone. Kenny Barron's informed piano raises the bar of the recording into the stratosphere, where drummer Jimmy Cobb rightfully belongs. Like the other pieces on the disc, "Three-Martini Lunch" clocks in under four minutes, never trying patience or attention.
Personnel: Eric Felten: vocals and trombone; Kenny Barron: piano; Dennis Irwin: bass; Jimmy Cobb: drums; Don Braden: tenor saxophone.
Year Released: 2010
| Record Label: Self Produced
| Style: Vocal
I love jazz because next to my kids, it's the love of my life.
I was first exposed to jazz by Joe Rico from a tiny station in Niagara Falls in 1954 when I was 13.
The best show I ever attended was Maynard Ferguson who blew the roof off Massey Hall in the late 50s.
My advice to new listeners is to listen to everything you can and then listen again.