Mark Masters Ensemble: Le Clit

From a fine tribute record to the late saxophonist Dewey Redman, the Mark Masters Ensemble moves along the solid and bluesy lines of Redman's Ornette. I totally dig the interplay of Dave Carpenter and Peter Erskine, who let loose in the most subtle ways as Hagans builds his trumpet solo. Things really heat up mid-song as Oliver Lake seems to truly feel the spirit of Dewey love the smears, squeaks and honks woven in so perfectly with the larger ensemble's full-power blasts. Who says the big band is dead? Just listen to those fours bein' traded. They're very much alive.

Reviewer's Note: I picked this track to review by going through the CD with my Next button. The song title didn't influence me.

November 25, 2008 · 0 comments


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