Matt Wilson: That's Gonna Leave A Mark


That’s Gonna Leave A Mark


Matt Wilson (drums)


That’s Gonna Leave A Mark (Palmetto Records PM 2139)

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Matt Wilson (drums),

Andrew D’Angelo (alto saxophone, bass clarinet), Jeff Lederer (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet), Chris Lightcap (bass)


Composed by Matt Wilson


Recorded: September 14-15 2008


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

A blurt from everyone signals the beginning of this sprint. Lightcap rumbles around on the low notes while Wilson rummages through his cymbals and higher-tuned toms. Lederer’s tenor and D’Angelo alto eke out a few declaratory phrases before going off into some frenzied blowing. Wilson is still making a lovely racket with the cymbals and toms but the free-for-all doesn’t go on for long and the brief theme is revisited as the coda.

“Compact Jazz” was a series used by Verve records to issue some of their back catalog on CD for the first time, but this is more like my ideal for the term. A hundred and forty-one seconds is all it took for Wilson & Co. to leave a mark.

Reviewer: S. Victor Aaron


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