NYSQ: Power of 10

The team of Tim Armacost/sax, David Barkman/p, Michael Janisch/b and Gene Jackson/dr  mix standards, originals and vignettes on this enjoyable release. The team gels and swings on pieces like “Deep High Wide” and show post-bop harmonies on “Hidden Fondness.” Between and leading into many of the songs are quick little ditties by each musicician, as Berkman’s piano reflects on “Lush Effect” after a rich “Lush Life” and Janisch glides along with “Secret Fondness.” Armacost’s tone is warm and rich on “Three Card Molly “ an “Embraceable You” with an intimate aria on “Doll’s Phone Effect.” A clever way of showing one’s wares without distracting from the basic song.



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