Ronnie Cuber's almost got a surprised look on the cover here – as if someone snapped the camera when he wasn't ready for the shot – but maybe that surprise also comes from the wonderful way in which his baritone sax works in a trio setting! The format here is one that's been familiar for tenorists from the late 50s onward – as the leader works with help from Jay Anderson on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums – but the use of baritone in such a setting is a great change, especially when handled with the soulful depth that Cuber brings to his music! Ronnie clearly enjoys the freedom here, and definitely has a nice edge throughout – but he also never overindulges, and keeps most tunes at just the right level to maximize his creative flow.
RONNIE CUBER, baritone sax JAY ANDERSON, bass ADAM NUSSBAUM, drums
Recorded April, 2017
01. Silver's Serenade 02. What Is This Thing Called Love 03. St. Thomas 04. Jean-Marie 05. Body And Soul 06. The Jody Grind 07. Just Squeeze Me 08. Bernie's Tune 09. Só Danço Samba 10. Honeysuckle Rose 11. All The Things You Are 12. Lover Come Back To Me