Donny McCaslin: Late Night Gospel
Late Night Gospel
Donny McCaslin (tenor sax)
Recommended Tools (Greenleaf Music)
Donny McCaslin (tenor sax),
Hans Glawischnig (bass), Jonathan Blake (drums).
Composed by Donny McCaslin.
Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, February 27-28, 2008
Rating: 92/100 (learn more)
It's not surprising that saxophonist Donny McCaslin, having played with the likes of Maria Schneider and Dave Douglas, brings some distilled emotion to his own work. "Late Night Gospel" presents a slow-burning blues lament that glows brighter with each chorus. Credit must be given to bassist Glawischnig and drummer Blake, who don't squander opportunities to leverage the growing mood. As the track reaches its peak, McCaslin leans into some quite angular lines, but never resorts to flash for its own sake.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski