Jazz heroes now long gone made their mark and successfully conveyed their essence to countless young players of the present day. One of them is David Gibson, a serious threat on the trombone. To my ear, Gibson has been influenced by the growly, often witty and always superlative Bob Brookmeyer. He has also enlisted the help of a sensational trumpet player named Freddie Hendrix. Look out, he's a monster. And pianist Theo Hill is yet another heavyweight on this septet's roster. In addition to several attention getting originals, you'll find two rarities, "The Count" and "Sweetness" from trombone master Curtis Fuller. A rather odd choice is the Beatles' tune "Here Comes The Sun". Now and then some of the solos get a bit off-center for these ears. But all in all there's some distinctive, often fiery playing happening here.
Positone; 2016; appx. 49 min.
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