Some great new sounds
Paul Vander Gheynst | Columbus,Georgia | 05/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just happened to bump into a couple of wonderful Dave Eshelman big band charts-"Mystique" and "I Will Take You There", both of which my University Jazz Band performed this year. Much to my delight, I found out that Dave had recorded an album by the same name. Thinking that it would be the Jazz Garden big band, I ordered a copy, only to find out that it was a small group session. Somewhat let down, I dropped it in the player and WHAT A TREAT! An all-star rhythm section and great tunes. Not many guys have the right to take on J.J.'s "Lament"---its just one of those tunes you leave alone for fear of spoiling such a gorgeous line-- but Dave and the group do it justice with due respect to the composer. PLEASE-email me if you know of other recordings and be sure to latch on to this one."