Curious Review - Solid CD!
William L. Duncan | Chapel Hill, NC United States | 07/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure what CD the previous reviewer was attempting to review, but none of the players he mentions in his description are on this CD. If you click on the CD image for a larger view, so that the names of the musicians can be seen more clearly, you will see the actual line-up. Still, this is a solid band for sure. Snidero comes from the "Cannonball Adderly" school of saxophone playing, as is evident in his phrasing and tone. Being that the Criss Cross label keeps its talent "close to home" so to speak, the musicians on this CD, particularly Snidero and Peter Washington, have played together on more than one occasion, yielding a studio album with a real sense of cohesiveness that is more often only heard from bands that work or tour together regularly. There is a nice balance in song selection here, starting off with a tricky, burning opener and subsequently covering the spectrum of tempo and song style to make a well rounded, enjoyable CD."