Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
From Now on
Genres: Jazz, Pop
If there were ever a time for the jazz audience to (re)discover saxophonist and one-time Miles Davis bandmate Fortune, it's on the terrific 1996 album From Now On, with a spectacular band that includes tenor saxophonist Jo... more »
If there were ever a time for the jazz audience to (re)discover saxophonist and one-time Miles Davis bandmate Fortune, it's on the terrific 1996 album From Now On, with a spectacular band that includes tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeter Eddie Henderson, pianist John Hicks, and drummer Jeff Watts. In settings ranging from a quartet to septet, the first seven numbers are mainstream arrangements that display Fortune's mastery of everything from modal development to romantic balladry. On the uptempo bop original, "Second and Fifth," the darting agility and honeyed tone of Fortune's solo is nicely contrasted by the brawny power of Lovano's. By providing a Latin flavor to the title tune, percussionist Steve Berrios and bassist Santi Debriano bolster the jauntiness of the leader's playing. --Geoffrey Himes
BLUE NOTE GEM!!
Robert Lewis | Oz | 01/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a fantastic album!! Why this hasn't been reviewed before, beats me!
Great selection of songs, arrangements, and brilliant playing/solos..
What a line up: Sonny, Eddie Henderson-tr, Joe Lovana - tensax, John Hicks-p,
Santi Debriano - b, Jeff "Tain" Watts -d, Steve Berrios - p. THE DEAL!
Only 10 yearsold at time of this review, but this is a gem - timeiess!
Take a listen. Highly recommended."