Teranga by Koch Records at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Jon Faddis has been showing he is one of the best trumpeters in jazz in 35 years now, and it is clear on his new album, ''Teranga.'' It shows his almost-unbelievable like range and power as well as his virtuosic quickness. On ''Hey, Lalo!,'' for instance, his muted solo rips into an upper-register statement of ''Flight of the Bumblebee.'' But he can back down and be touching too, as he shows on ''Waltz for My Fathers & Brothers,'' dedicated to Michael Brecker, afflicted with bone marrow disease.
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Jon Faddis has been showing he is one of the best trumpeters in jazz in 35 years now, and it is clear on his new album, "Teranga." It shows his almost-unbelievable like range and power as well as his virtuosic quickness. On "Hey, Lalo!," for instance, his muted solo rips into an upper-register statement of "Flight of the Bumblebee." But he can back down and be touching too, as he shows on "Waltz for My Fathers & Brothers," dedicated to Michael Brecker, afflicted with bone marrow disease. Faddis is gentle with the Brazilian "Laurelyn" and somewhat somber with "Transitions." The album also includes guests such as guitarist Russell Malone, flutist Frank Wess and trumpeter Clark Terry, who joins in on "The Fibble-Ow Blues," a bit of classic Terry garble-talk. They may offer great work, but Faddis is the star. By Bob Karlovits, The Pittsburgh Tribune. Though Jon Faddis has enjoyed a distinguished a career as a trumpeter and bandleader, he has underachieved as a recording artist. He has made relatively few albums, none of them classics. (Interestingly, for all the albums his legendary mentor Dizzy Gillespie made, he isn't regarded as a great recording artist, either.) Teranga may not completely rehabilitate Faddis's studio reputation, but it's a solid, satisfying effort that draws cohesiveness from the presence of his working quartet and high spirits from the guest presence of the inimitable Clark Terry on "The Fibble-Ow Blues" (there's also a duet with guitarist Russell Malone). The soft, folk-melodic rhapsodizing on the 12-minute title cut, which features Senegalese percussion, is a bit cloying (think Herb Alpert), but it is overshadowed by moments of taut beauty and sly wit. Faddis enjoys toying with us with his muted, sotto voce tones before unleashing those trademark upper-register exhortations. The sure-footed rhythm section of David Hazeltine, Kyoshi Kitagawa and Dion Parson finds variety in the grooves and, on Benny Carter's "The Courtship," eloquence. --Lloyd Sachs
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5.75 x 0.5 x 5 inches
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches
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