Scott Hamilton, Howard Alden, Frank Tate - A Splendid Trio (2011)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Arbors ARCD 19416 | rel: 2011 | 310Mb
Scott Hamilton, Howard Alden, and Frank Tate have a lot in common, in addition to each of them having worked with the late cornetist Ruby Braff on number of record dates and concerts. All three of them have vast repertoires of standards and jazz works, while they all keep the melody within reach when constructing their superb solos. The lack of piano is never an issue, as Alden's adept use of his seven-string electric guitar enables him to add depth to his playing, while Hamilton's big swinging tone is a throwback to the heyday of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Ben Webster.