Gary Meek: Step 7By
Meek seems equally comfortable performing in a variety of formats, witnessed by his sprightly rendition of Charlie Parker’s “Be-Bop," to complement a series of contemporary jazz frameworks. Among the highlights is Meek’s lushly romantic soprano sax work during the group’s affectionate interpretation of Chick Corea’s gorgeous piece titled, “Time’s Lie.” Whereas Ms. Purim harmonizes to the primary theme, as she did on the original rendering of this minor classic. However, Meek and co. opt for a shift in strategy by elevating this piece into an airy swing vamp.
Meek melds emotive balladry with the horn section’s bawdy choruses during the standard, “Harlem Nocturne.” Hence, the saxophonist and his band-mates communicate a cheery disposition, thanks in part to a sequence of uplifting arrangements and memorably tuneful themes. Recommended...
1.Step 7 2.When Love Appears 3.Time
Gary Meek: soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, flute
Title: Step 7 | Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: A440 Music
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