Foster, Gary & Putter Smith
AJI, 2007, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: This is a beautiful duo, Gary on sax and flute with Putter playing bass. These are two fine musicians and the combination is a winner. They play 13 songs including a couple of Putter’s originals. We particularly liked the exchange on “Bach Siciliano” with Gary playing flute. Putter plays double bass solos with no accompaniment and keeps the listener on the edge of their chair. They share the melody on Red Mitchell’s “Jam For Your Bread” and warm up the pace a bit on “I Remember You” before settling down on “In Praise of Malcolm X”.
Publicist: American Jazz Institute