Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Jazz Journal (UK)
Neo-hard-bop at its very best.
NYC Jazz Record
One of his generation's masters.
Packs a wallop with a double-fisted bout of unrelenting swing.
Vincent Herring, one of the great jazz saxophonists of our time, matches his soulful, expressive playing with one of the baddest trumpet players around, Jeremy Pelt, in a quintet that also features the hard-driving rhythm section of Mike LeDonne, Brandi Disterheft, and Joe Farnsworth.
Alto saxophonist Vincent Herring delivers a sublime set of straight-ahead jazz in the company of trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist Brandi Disterheft, and drummer Joe Farnsworth. Features two new Herring compositions: "The Adventures of Hyun Joo Lee" and "Smoking Paul's Stash." Also includes the iconic alto saxophone ballad "The Gypsy," Cannonball Adderley's classic "Wabash," and Donald Byrd's exhilarating "Fly, Little Bird, Fly." Eight-panel deluxe gatefold digipak with original photography by Jimmy Katz and a new interview with Herring, featuring insight into this project.
Personnel: Vincent Herring (alto saxophone); Mike LeDonne (piano); Joe Farnsworth (drums).
Audio Mixers: Roman Klun; Paul Stache.
Liner Note Authors: Damon Smith; Vincent Herring.
Recording information: Sear Sound, Studio C, New York City (08/22/2014).
Photographer: Jimmy Katz.