Beautifully sensitive work from saxophonist Darius Jones
– a record that features these nicely-building lines on alto sax – played with an offbeat approach to tone! Jones
has some very unusual inflections on his horn here – so that even some of the gentler moments still have a nice edge, and resonate strongly next to the careful rhythms from Matt Mitchell on piano, Trevor Dunn on bass, and Ches Smith on drums. Most tunes start a bit slow, and kind of blossom as Jones
blows more life into them – taking things to the brink, but never too far outside. Titles include "My Baby", "Roosevelt", "So Sad", "You Have Me Seeing Red", "Winkie", and "The Fagley Blues".
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