jcam_44 Posted January 8, 2021 Report Share Posted January 8, 2021 I know this has been discussed in the "What are you listening to?" thread at various times but I find it interesting when it comes up. It tends to be groups whom don't have a designated leader. I wish I could remember those mentioned before but I'm sure others will chime in. I have two that always come to mind when I think of these types of albums, the first being: Noah Preminger Group - Zigsaw Noah Preminger - Tenor Saxophone John O'Gallagher - Alto Saxophone Jason Palmer - Trumpet Kris Davis - Piano Kim Cass - Bass Rudy Royston - Drums Rob Schwimmer - Haken Continuum/Clavinet ------ Kim and Jason regularly play with Noah but I was expecting the addition of John, Kris and Rudy to take this music to another plane. I can't say I dislike it, but I feel with this specific group, it was going to be something that was much more moving and I would listen to more. I've only listened 3 times over the year its been out and every time I am left wanting more. I know this goes against the norm of a group without a leader but it is the one I think of most in this context. ------ The next release doesn't have as many big names but when I got it I was expecting more: Continuum - Act One Gary Bartz - Alto Saxophone Jean Toussaint - Soprano and Tenor Saxophone Bill Mobley - Trumpet and Flugelhorn Donald Brown - Piano Essiet Essiet - Bass Billy Kilson - Drums Anga Diaz - Percussion ------- Honestly I don't remember how I heard about this release, I think I was looking into Donald Brown. Either way I pounced on it. After repeated listens nothing sticks. Every time I listening to it again, I'm always surprised how unmemorable it is. I can't remember a time where I wanted to re-listen to a solo or composition. What other albums do you hear that you think, with this lineup, i was expecting more? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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