Kerry Moffit: What Goes Around Comes AroundBy
"This I Dig of You" and "But Beautiful" are standards, but not necessarily part of the trumpet repertoire. Moffit and his band do them jaw-dropping justice. Seth Ebersole and Ron Killips are exceptional, and Arlene Pritchard McDaniel, who handles keyboard, sets the table for them beautifully. You hear the harmonies and think, "well, they are not new," but here they appear in a different context. Moffit's "Free for All" is especially intriguing, if only because collective modal improvisation is quite unusual. If you've listened to Harrel or John McNeill, you will say, "ok, that's not new." But Moffit's chops, his ability to execute, is something else. The band cooks, whether in four four or three four. At times, in the lower register, Moffit's sound approaches the human voice. Well, maybe that will not impress too many listeners, but ask a horn player. Moffit's sound is beautiful as well, showcasing a lovely, well controlled vibrato.
This is another one of those recordings that becomes compulsive listening. Chops, harmony, taste: it's all here. And a nice mix of original compositions and classics. What more could you ask for?
This I Dig of You; Just a Few; Free for All; Katrina Ballerina; Life, Love, Loss ... Mvt. 2, Suite Lier; 10-4 Jam; M.L.; But Beautiful.
Kerry Moffit: trumpet; Seth Ebersole: saxophone; Rob Killips: trombone; Altin Sencalar: trombone; Arlene Pritchard McDaniel: keyboards; Luther Allison: piano; Ian LeVine: drums; Terry Newman: bass, acoustic.
Kerry Moffit: trumpet, flugelhorn; Seth Ebersole: alto and tenor saxophones; Rob Killips: trombone (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8); Altin Sencalar: trombone (3, 6), Arlene Pritchard McDaniel: Fender Rhodes piano, Casio Privia Keyboard (Track 1, 3, 4, 6, 8); Luther Allison: Fender Rhodes piano (Track 2, 5, 7); Terry Newman: acoustic bass; Ian LeVine: drums.
Title: What Goes Around Comes Around | Year Released: 2021 | Record Label: Turning Circles Music
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