Album Details

March 15, 2005
Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Hard Bop, Trombone Jazz

Album Review

Taking off from 2004's Up Jumped Spring, trombonist Curtis Fuller once again reunites with a former Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers alum for a set of standards and original compositions. Joining Fuller this time is tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, who played with Blakey from the late '80s until the drummer's death in 1990. Together they reignite the fiery, soulful Jazz Messenger aesthetic on such standout Fuller tunes as the John Coltrane-influenced "Maze" and the swinging hard boppish "A La Mode." Backing Fuller here is pianist Doug Carn, bassist Rodney Jordan, and drummer Fritz Wise.
Matt Collar, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Spoken Intro
  2. The Court
  3. Maze
  4. Girl Talk
  5. La Mode
  6. Lover Man
  7. Western Sunrise
  8. Arabia
  9. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  10. Diane
  11. It's You or No One