HighNote HCD 7233
Heralded for years as one of the "rising stars" in jazz, Jeremy Pelt has earned accolades for his staggering virtuosity, which has elicited comparisons to trumpet icons like Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, as well as for his studious, cerebral approach to the music. While he's clearly the man in charge here, SOUL is very much a band-focused release, with all five members of the group heard distinctively and insistently throughout. Pelt's group is that rarest of all things in jazz, a working band, and the familiarity and instant communication that come from extensive time spent playing together is evident.
With: Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, flugelhorn. With: JD Allen, tenor sax; Danny Grissett, piano; Dwayne Burno, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums
TRACKS: Second Love • The Ballad of Ichabod Crane • Sweet Rita Suite Pt 2: Her Soul • The Tempest • The Story • Moondrift • What's Wrong is Right • Tonight...
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