Working with the best
Case Quarter | CT USA | 11/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"tracks feature trios, quartets, a quintet, and on the last track a duet. the three songs not written by mcbride are piano trios, mcbride, dejohnette on drums, and chick corea on piano on corea's tones for joan's bones, and mcbride, dejohnette and kenny baron on piano on wayne shorter's miyako and ornette coleman's jayne.
alto sax players on different tracks are kenny garrett, who many listeners consider the best alto sax player of this century and the late nineties, and gary bartz, who i consider the best alto sax player of the seventies and late sixties. steve nelson, these days with dave holland's quintet and big band, is on vibes.
the last track, a recording of freddie hubbard's little sunflower, is a duet between mcbride and the french born percussionist, mino cinelu, who has played with miles davis, kenny barron, dave holland and kevin eubanks.
the lineups speak pages for the cd.