Joe Farnsworth, Cedar Walton, Eddie Henderson, Eric Alexander, Steve Davis & Nat Reeves
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For his debut session, drummer Joe Farnsworth assembled a crew that mixes veterans Eddie Henderson and Cedar Walton with Farnsworth's regular running mates from the Criss Cross stables: tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander and trombonist Steve Davis, along with bassist Nat Reeves. The mood is definitely Blue Note bop, and as such fits well within the Criss Cross catalog. By soliciting tunes from his sidemen, Farnsworth put together a strong program that elicits fully engaged playing from all the participants. Alexander especially digs in on his own "Joobie," a duet with Farnsworth, and one of two tracks here dedicated to the memory of Farnsworth's late brother, James, a bebop baritone saxophonist. With the set opening and closing with compositions dedicated to participants, the recording has a warm fraternal feeling. Musically, Farnsworth keeps the session moving with steady time, showing why he's so in demand by both veterans and his peers.
Years Active: '90s, '00s
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