Palmetto, 2008, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Javon breathes warm tones through his tenor sax over nine chapters of music. He mixes a couple of originals with seven covers. These are mostly ballads with emphasis on the melody as suggested by the title. Eric Reed (p), Billy Drummond (d) and Corcoran Holt (b) form a tight rhythm section that quickly establishes a strong platform for Javon. The program includes a couple of burners but the soothing notes of “Will You Still Be Mine” typify this set. We liked Jackson’s “Mr. Jones” and the “My One And Only Love” in session that lives up to its billing.
Publicist: Palmetto Records Inc