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Mainly Mingus by Dave Young

This ensemble is a very tight bop oriented group with 5 cats that can blow. As a matter of fact the 'con-fusion' bands on the scene today, that are a flurry of activity and signify nothing, would do well to listen to these players, who have a true message.

Track one is a tune called 'Oscar Pettiford' that jumps right into orbit with a swinging tenor solo by Perry White who nods a bit to Houston Person in his soliloquy. White gets after this piece with blistering abandon, a no holds barred effort that is superb. Kevin Turcotte's trumpet adds some spice to an already hot mix. Bassman Dave Young keeps time like the nuclear clock in Greenwich and drummer Clarke follows suit with accents apropos to the soloist's intent. Gary Williamson at the piano sets a blazing pace when needed and a soulful touch when the pace slows.

This album is jazz as it should be, no muss, no fuss, above all no clutter.I salute the Dave Young Quintet for a magnificent musical journey into the land of Oo Bla Dee....A 5 Star CD for sure.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Dave Young
  • CD Title: Mainly Mingus
  • Genre: BeBop / Hard Bop
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Justin Time
  • Rating: Five Stars
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