1 - oh yeah. sounds like some Charles Tolliver/Music Inc type vibes here. Love the composition and the playing all around. Great tune. The break at about 6:28 or so is super sweet.
2 - Lovely guitar led track. Sounds like a familiar tune...and multiple brass players add some layers too. Total shift of gears at 2:20 is nice.
3 - No clue who this pianist is. Like how they built the song from the lower keys.
4 - Another good one. Nice trumpet lead.
5 - B3 & guitar is a great recipe for music. Fantastic song here.
6 - Killer track after killer track. Love the brass attack here. The piano floats along too. Solos are good, just an all around fun track.
7 - Kind of similar to track 6 in certain ways. Great trumpet lead off and the ensemble plays really well the whole time. Bass player is flying too. Piano comping gets a bit distracting at times, maybe it's the recording though.
8 - Has a 60s BN feel to it. Nice trumpet opening. Strong melody.
9 - Great song. Nice build up to when they let loose but stay in that laid back funky groove. Guessing the bass player is the lead here?
10 - Familiar head on this one...love the big band version of it. Yeah, when the woodwinds come in it's a burner. Nice track. Drummer is on fire and is totally on the left side of this recording. Makes me want to guess Buddy Rich but could be another drummer lead with this kind of profiling.
11 - Noticing no piano but with guitar instead...but nice groove from the drums and bass. Trio like when it's just the trumpet with them. Very good song. Nifty quartet setting of guitar, drums, bass and trumpet.
12 - Timmy Thomas' Why Can't We Live Together. So freaking good. Soulful with that percussion & organ. Love this track.
13 - Love the flute and the slow build up to the massive groove this track has.
Not a bad track here. Lots of favorites too. Thanks for this one!