HighNote CD 7154
Frank Morgan's energetic alto belies his 70+ years and three decades of heroin addiction. His comeback in the 1980s to the highest level of burning bop was nothing short of remarkable. With his 1985 comeback recording, Frank Morgan proved to be a descendent, not clone of Charlie Parker, with a more personal bop style than he had demonstrated earlier. The Village Voice noted, quot;Morgan's alto sound is supple and lyrical in a way that recalls Benny Carter almost as much as Parker." "There is no one around who is better on the alto saxophone," proclaims Wynton Marsalis. "What comes out of his horn is soulful, full of fire and timeless."' Reflections was recorded in the famed Rudy Van Gelder Studio under the watchful eyes of RVG himself. With three of his favorite colleagues on hand, Reflections may just be Frank Morgan's best recording to-date.
With Ronnie Mathews- piano; Essiet Essiet- bass; Billy Hart- drums.
Tracks: Walkin’; Monk’s Mood; I’ll Be Around; Love Story; Solar; Blue Monk; Crazy He Calls Me; Out of Nowhere.
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