Gerald Cannon - Combinations (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:27 | 152 MB
Label: Woodneck Records
There are dozens of fabulous postbop bass players just beneath the radar. Until very recently, bassists have rarely led their own bands; their Rolodexes tend to be bigger than their renown. Gerald Cannon is one of those guys. He has put in years working with jazz heroes like Elvin Jones, Roy Hargrove and, most recently, McCoy Tyner, but has hardly led his own groups. Something happens, though, when an artist used to getting his point across subtly, from below, steps up. “Combinations,” the title track from Mr. Cannon’s new album, bears a distant resemblance to “Tricotism,” the bassist Oscar Pettiford’s classic composition; both are multipartite, tightly swinging tunes, with tilting and twining melodies.