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Warmdaddy in Garden of Swing
Wessell Anderson
Warmdaddy in Garden of Swing
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Wessell Anderson
Title: Warmdaddy in Garden of Swing
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 10/4/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678265723, 075678265747

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...some good contemporary ol' fashion jazz play...
R. Davis | louisville, ky | 08/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

" warmdaddy is an excellent artist; his music on this cd is both spiritual and spirited/deeply felt. if his last name was marsalis he'd probably be the most accessable one; he has even played with wynton and i can feel some of the influence. the sound is mostly jazz-blues: slow, deliberate and mainly mellow. wes only mis-steps, in my opinion, when he goes a lil' uptempo...but over-all i think ben webster would be proud. brother anderson enjoys the traditional jazz sound, but this is his garden and he smears his mud all over it!"
Warm Plus
Allan Suchinsky | Kensington, MD United States | 08/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Who is Wessell Anderson was my initial thought when WARMDADDY showed up on the satellite radio screen. I soon wanted to learn more about this soprano and alto sax artist after his name disappeared from the screen. His earthy feel and sensitivity for the idiom was truly intriguing

One learns a lot about Anderson once the entire disc is played. That earthiness, soulfulness, and sensitivity permeate the session. It is enhanced with the support of the always appreciated Eric Reed on piano and bassist Ben Wolfe. They particularly impress on "Liz and Latermore" and "Blues for the Road" respectively.

One may wonder, at times, if drummer Donald Edwards is actually present. But in a way it's kind of pleasant to understand that the drums were being played by a low key presence, versus your all to frequent "it's me" basher, who clearly allowed the lyrical front man to hold forth.

A very enjoyable and informative disc indeed."