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Stafford, Terell / Dick Oatts Quintet / Bridging The Gap
Album:Bridging The Gap Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stafford, Terell / Dick Oatts Quintet Added:Nov 2009
Label:Planet Arts 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-12-06 Pull Date:2010-02-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 31Jan 24Jan 10Jan 3Dec 20Dec 13

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 29, 2010:The Rent Party
Time To Let Go
4.Jan 19, 2010:Something Old, Sometthing New, Something Blue
Bridging The Gap
2.Jan 23, 2010:Music Casserole
J.C.O. Farewell
5.Jan 19, 2010:The Gumdrop Freight Train
Meant For You
3.Jan 22, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Three For Five
6.Jan 08, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Time To Let Go

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-12-06 
Planet Arts, 2009

BOP – This straight up, highly enjoyable mainstream jazz date is delivered in classic style. One of the most underappreciated trumpeters around, Terell Stafford makes every track glow while Dick Oatts (who wrote most of the tunes) brings finely etched complexity on alto sax. And dig rising-star Gerald Clayton’s flawless touch on piano. Nice.

Terell Stafford - trumpet, flugelhorn
Dick Oatts - alto sax
Gerald Clayton - piano
Ben Williams - bass
Rodney Green - drums

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9

1. 6:55 – bright modern-bop walk: twirling sax solo, warm trumpet, nice bass
2. 5:07 – uptempo glide: agile trumpet blazes the path, piano shines
3. 7:20 – ballad: gorgeous piano intro, achingly tender trumpet, soft sax
4. 7:21 – propulsive, tricky but swinging, with a nice round of lilting solos
5. 7:30 – midtempo ballad with a breezy swing; lightly tripping solos all around
6. 7:48 – the only standard, and it flies: trumpet & piano solos especially tasty
7. 6:21 – sweet, serene ballad/tone poem: billows with surging emotion; lovely
8. 1:13 – thoughtful bass solo, introduction to…
9. 8:33 – warm, marching horns over a catchy rhythmic groove. Optimistic.

[ Fo ] 12/06/09

Track Listing
1.Bridging The Gap 5.Salvador's Space
2.Time To Let Go 6.I Love You
3.Meant For You 7.J.C.O. Farewell
4.Three For Five 8.Ben's Beginning
 9.The 6/20/09 Express