The legendary baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber is, as Bill Milkowski of JazzTimes observes, “ still very much on top of his game at age 70”.
One summer night of the famed Berlin JazzFest of 2008 finds Ronnie and his group in a relaxed and joyous mood backed by the responsive andenthusiastic audience.
“An astonishingly lyrical player on that most unforgiving of instruments … It is the intelligence and subtlety of his playing that shines through…” (Sunday Express UK on Ronnie SCC D 31680)
“…while Cuber’s ability to blow over the changes remains unquestioned, it’s his restrained approach and melodic penchant…… that come as a welcome surprise. We all knew Cuber could wail with unparalleled authority, we just didn’t know he could sing so pretty on his big horn.” (Bill Milkowski – JazzTimes on Boplicity SCC D 31734).
RONNIE CUBER baritone saxophone KENNY DREW JR. piano RUBEN RODRIGUEZ bass BEN PE ROWSKY drums
Recorded at Club Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany at JazzFest Berlin , November 12, 2008
01. Tokyo Blues 12:32
02. Coco B 6:12
03. Things Never Were What They Used To Be 9:29
04. Passion Fruit 8:28
05. Tell Me a Bedtime Story 8:46
06. Perpetuating the Myth 8:19
07. Arroz con Pollo 9:32