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Zauner's, Paul Blue Brass / Roots N' Wings
Album:Roots N' Wings Collection:Jazz
Artist:Zauner's, Paul Blue Brass Added:04/2020
Label:Pao Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-15 
Reviewed: 2020—04-15
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Trombonist Zauner and his tight 7-piece small big band return with avant-garde saxophonist David Murray, who writes most of the tunes. In typical Murray style, the compositions feature multiple horns playing contrapuntal against the melody and are constantly dazzling & engaging
If You Like: JJ Johnson, Steve Turre, Paul Gonsalves, Lester Young, Ben Webster
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Hong Kong Nights (5:39) – horns start> uptempo jam> quick fade
**2/ Scooter (8:35) – piano starts> uptempo jam> quick stop
*3/ Spoonin (7:27) – horns start> midtempo jam with a Latin vibe builds to swinging uptempo jam, then mellows again, then swings back up> slow fade
*4/ Obe (7:14) – full band starts> fast tempo jam> slows to slow tempo, then swings back up> quick stop
5/ Blues For Ruben (7:21) – horns start> jaunty midtempo jam builds to uptempo> quick stop
**6/ Roots And Wings (14:01) – drums start> sultry midtempo jam slowly builds to rocking uptempo jam> crescendo> slow tempo jam> fade
***7/ Jekyll & Hyde (7:52) – bass/piano start> slinky slow tempo jam> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Hong Kong Nights 4.Obe
2.Scooter 5.Blues for Ruben
3.Spoonin 6.Roots and Wings
 7.Jekyll & Hyde