One For All

The Third Decade (SSR-1605)

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The Third Decade

One For All

Smoke Sessions

888295365611

SMK 148662

SSR-1605

JAZZ

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The Third Decade

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CD 12,39 €

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At a time when jazz bandleaders from across the musical and generational spectrums regularly lament the difficulty of keeping a band together, it’s all the more remarkable that a group like One For All has stuck it out for twenty years. But this impeccably swinging sextet, made up of some of the most in-demand players in modern jazz, is not just celebrating past achievements but charging forward into the future.

Over the course of The Third Decade's eleven generous tracks, we get to hear a well-honed machine operating at peak power. Pledging allegiance to hard bop in all its durable glory, the members of this collective sextet, which includes the saxophonist Eric Alexander and the trombonist Steve Davis, fulfil a need for slamming, unpretentious jazz which is in little danger of disappearing.

Even though distances often keep these six gentlemen apart, one can only hope their new home at Smoke Sessions will provide for further releases and the we won't have to wait another five years before the next one. An album which demands to be recommended, so we do!

PERSONNEL:

ERIC ALEXANDER, tenor sax
JIM ROTONDI, trumpet
STEVE DAVIS, trombone
DAVID HAZELTINE, piano
JOHN WEBBER, bass
JOE FARNSWORTH, drums

Recorded live October 20, 2015 at Sear Sound, Stucio C, New York

TRACKS:

01. Easy
02. Buddy's
03. It s Easy to Remember
04. Daylight
05. Ghost Ride
06. For Curtis
07. Ruth
08. Babataytay
09. K-Ray
10. Frenzy
11. Hey, Stevie-D