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These Are Them by Al Ashley

It's hard to stay in your seat when you hear the 1'st cut of thisanimated and very cogent jazz quartet. Plus, using one of my favorite reedmen, David Liebman was a personal plus to hear & enjoy for this reviewer. The use as well of Oliver Von Essen on organ completes the circle, as leader Al Ashley & Rick Stone (drums & jazz guitar respectively), offer their talents, thus rounding off this highly gifted aggregation. Note the intricate counterpoint, the continuous harmonic movement, plus their lush panoply of modern chords, leaving ample 'space' for each player to express their own ideas, spontaneity, & small group intimacy. I love em!!'

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Al Ashley
  • CD Title: These Are Them
  • Genre: BeBop / Hard Bop
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Jazzland
  • Rating: Four Stars
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