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In The Grotto

Label: Alison Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Simple Steps; In The Grotto; Hold On; Fortunes Finding; Alison's Dream; The Clefs - Final Chapter?; Ninth House.

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The Fred Hess Band: In the Grotto

Read "In the Grotto" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The opening cut on The Fred Hess Band's In the Grotto, “Simple Steps," is a curious mix of whimsy and menace, stunning technical virtuosity and free form good times, a malleable weave of the eloquent and the intricate in his solos as he blows between the tight ensemble sections, all within the saxophonist's loose-jointed compositions. It's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Fred Hess Band: In The Grotto

Read "In The Grotto" reviewed by Troy Collins

In The Grotto is Denver-based composer and tenor saxophonist Fred Hess' twelfth album as a leader and the fourth to feature members of his long-running quartet. The Long and Short of It (Tapestry, 2004) and Crossed Paths (Tapestry, 2005) featured trumpeter Ron Miles, bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Matt Wilson. How 'Bout Now (Tapestry, 2006) expanded ...


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