A beautiful pairing of horns – the compressed trombone and trumpet sounds of Bob Brookmeyer
and Tom Harrell
– coming together here in a record that's one of the real standouts from Brookmeyer
's 70s years, and a key demonstration of the young powers that would really make Harrell
shine in later decades! The players have a way of blowing that's almost a great 70s update of 50s modern modes – a clear thought to the way they'd work together, but with a more fluid, soulful energy too. Rhythm is just the right kind of easygoing to make the whole thing gell wonderfully – and titles include "Shadow Box", "Marchons", "On A Theme Of Debussy", "Water's Edge", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", and "Passages".