Hughes, Luther

Primrose Lane Music, 2005CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 11.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: The foundation for this project is the 1959 album featuring Trane and Cannonball. But it is much more than a copy. These guys are a swinging band that used the historical recording and subsequent music from the aforementioned legends as an inspiration. The session includes a little bit of bossa nova on “Partido Mar Vista”, some blues with hints of gospel on “Julian” featuring Glenn Cashman on tenor sax and a ballad “Trane Remembered” featuring Bruce Babad on alto sax. The sole remake from the album is a cooker, “Limehouse Blues” but they also play a nice arrangement of Trane’s “Impressions”. Hughes (b) does an excellent job leading the crew. This is a winner!