Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Adam Lane's "Buffalo," A Superb Musical Experience

Originally posted on September 4, 2008

Adam Lane brings into today’s jazz picture a great approach to the acoustic bass, a real talent for writing and arranging appropriate vehicles for his band, and the ability to organize and lead a group and get the members to be themselves while functioning as a true unit.

Nowhere is this more present than in his quartet recording Buffalo (Cadence Jazz), recorded live in that city as the climax of a productive tour. It’s his regular trio of Golia on saxes and Anderson on drums with the worthy addition of trumpet ace Paul Smoker. There is fire and drive to this set, a dedication to playing coherently and convincingly with every passing moment. This is modern jazz with bite. There are few bands playing today that can equal what they achieve on Buffalo. Check out for more info or to order.

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