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Saturday, February 07, 2015

CD Review: Glenn Wilson - Timely.

Glenn Wilson (bar); John D'earth (tpt); John Toomey (pno); Jimmy Masters (bs); Tony Martucci (dms).
(Review by Lance).
The blurb describes this as a "Post Bop Milestone". If I were an idle, shiftless sort of person, as a teacher once described me, then that would be the review over and done with!
And yet, Post Bop Milestone, says it all! Recorded live at the Havana Nights Jazz Club, Virginia Beach, Va, this is music worthy of today. Its roots may be in yesterday, perhaps even the day before, but its relevance is now, tomorrow and the day after.
Wilson's baritone playing encompasses all the greats - the sound of Carney, the fluency of Chaloff, the creativity of Mulligan - his career spans five decades yet I've only just encountered him. Talk about having led a sheltered life (me)!
John D'earth? another one I've missed! Blue Note personified - think Hubbard, Byrd, Morgan and you've got the picture. And John Toomey? In the north east [UK] alto player Mark Toomey works the same side of the street as John Toomey and, whilst they probably aren't genetically related, should they ever meet mid-Atlantic it would, I presume, be a Stanley/Livingstone moment.
The material includes pieces by Pepper Adams, Wayne Shorter, Bob Dorough, Bob Belden, Larry Willis alongside a couple by D'earth.
The disc is entitled Timely - change the name - call it Timeless...
Glenn Wilson - Timely - is to be released February 24 on Cadence Jazz Records.
Lance.
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1 comment :

Glenn Wilson said...

Lance - thanks for the review - you obviously have great taste and heard what we were doing!! Some great quotes in here - I like the day after! If you want to hear more, I'm at jazzmaniac.com. Hope to meet you someday.
Best
Glenn

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