CAP, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Vibraphonist Mark Sherman pops out from relative obscurity with The Motive Series. There are ten new originals packed with a sense of swing that is noteworthy. Supporting Mark and adding to the strong session are pianist Allen Farnham, Phil Palombi (b), Tim Horner (d) and Michael Brecker (sax on a couple of tracks). “Judaican” or Motive #10 is dedicated to the late Kenny Kirkland. They play like they mean it and we could feel it as well. Get to know Mark. He’s a player.