Originally posted on April 10, 2008
The jazz of today falls into many stylistic categories. The post-Coltrane school is one of them, as it has been since the master’s death in 1967. A good new CD in this vein features drummer Eric McPherson’s band on Continuum (Smalls).
McPherson has a dynamic and creative style and saxman Abraham Burton shows an expressive affinity with the Trane legacy but has a personal well-burnished approach that livens the proceedings considerably. The whole band is top notch. It’s a very good listen indeed and I hope Mr. McPherson comes out with another soon!