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Strike Up the Band
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Solid hard bop recording
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 08/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's a wonderful, straight-ahead hard bop date from the early 90s, featuring the solid front line of trumpeter Louis Smith, tenor man Junior Cook, and alto saxist Vincent Herring. Smith is excellent on his solos during up-tempo outings (STRIKE UP THE BAND, IT'S ALL RIGHT), his tight, somewhat confined tone shooting out dizzying runs. Junior Cook is in excellent form as well, his approach reminiscent of his earlier days as an upstart hard bop master player. Vincent Herring also shows he can play in the classic bop tradition. The rhythm section is very solid. Modern jazz fans, especially of the hard bop school, will find much to admire in this CD."