Blue Note, 2000, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: The opener “If You Could See Me Now” sets the mood: savory ballads and bebop featuring Joe’s honey smooth tenor sax along with a warm harmonic brass complement. The nonet is 4 sax players, 2 tenors, 1 alto, and 1 baritone along with trumpet, trombone, and the rhythm section. The pace varies but the themes are constantly satisfying.