A roaring quartet session from drummer Billy Drummond
– one that starts with a great take on one of
our favorite Jackie McLean tunes of
all time, then continues to soar through a fantastic batch of
is perfectly matched with drummer Dezron Douglas, and the two seem to pulsate as one – with Douglas' warmth bringing even more to Billy
's drums than usual – cut through by the sharper saxophone lines of
Dayna Stephens, as he mixes fire and soul – and punctuated in all the right ways by pianist Micah Thomas. This isn't a standard quartet session at all, and we mean that in the best way possible – as the group makes their way through tunes that include "Little Melonae", "Reconfirmed", "Clara's Room", "Valse Sinestre", "Never Ends", "Frankenstein", and "Changes For Trane & Monk".