Tenor sax man Jordon Dixon leads an energetic quartet through its paces on eight compositions, adding trumpet player J.S. Williams on two additional selections. All ten are Dixon's originals. He provides very nice balance in tempos with high wire swinging material and some thoughtful ballad work as well. Clearly, it should be noted that Dixon takes a cue from the soulful segment of alto AND tenor players---names like Cannonball Adderley, Stanley Turrentine and Eddie Harris, to name a few. As a result it follows that while this music has more than a hint of hard bop in its offerings, there is also the ever present blues on board here as well. No pretense, no overkill here. Instead you'll find the soul-drenched Dixon in fine company, in what might be called a modern day blowing session.
Self-produced; 2019; appx. 58 min. https://www.jordondixon.com/
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