Court Mast: Tam Junction


Tam Junction


Court Mast (trumpet, cornet, programming, keyboards)


Sausalito Summer (Jazz Vista JV 0001)

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Court Mast (trumpet, cornet, programming, keyboards), Tim Wallace (flute),

Scott Petersen (saxes), Sam Grobe-Heintz (piano), Dave Bell (guitar), Ari Munkres (bass), Kendrick Freeman (drums)


Composed by Court Mast


Recorded: Marin County, CA, 2008


Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

Herbie Mann: Push Push

I have a soft spot for the flute in a jazz context. It brings to mind things like watching old episodes of Peanuts, my first attempts at processing Rahsaan Roland Kirk albums, and (unfortunately) that icky Herbie Mann album cover.

Tam Junction has a sultry swing that hooked me immediately. Tim Wallace lays out the theme on flute before the horns follow on top of a rhythm section that's definitely in the pocket. When Scott Petersen takes that bluesy solo, he's just getting you ready for the slinky bass break that reintroduces the flute. At only 3 minutes in length, "Tam Junction" is just far too short. I bet it really smokes in a live setting.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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