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BAND OF FIRE
LIVE AT THE STONE WITH ROY CAMPBELL

by Duck Baker

Alto saxophonist Richard Tabnik and drummerRoger Mancuso have both worked with Crothers fordecades and it should surprise no one to hear trumpeter Roy Campbell and bassist Ken Filiano fitting in perfectly. There are three long tracks, starting with “Ontology”, which features a deliciously convoluted melody that nods toward Crothers’ teacher Lennie Tristano and a rough and ready ensemble sound reminiscent of Mingus. Having ignited, the ensemble lifts off with the appropriately titled “Cosmic Fire”. Tabnik is especially good here. The more sedate closer, “Song for Henry and Margaret”, may be the pièce de résistance - beautiful writing, beautiful playing


New York City Jazz Record
June 26, 2011


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