Two Horns & 9 Covers
Jason Gubbels | San Diego, CA | 12/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hard to find early-90s release from Northern California-based Joe Rosenberg, who plays exclusively here on soprano saxophone, and has a wonderful tone on that notorious instrument. Teamed with Rob Sudduth on tenor, who is a gifted soloist in his own right, they cherry-pick some classic "modern jazz" compositions, opening with Lee Morgan and ending with an Anthony Braxton march. There's a cool edge to much of this album, with the two reeds spiraling around a piano-less rhythm section, and the improvisation is constantly adventurous. Great West Coast jazz, and a wonderful tribute to the modern masters."