March 12, 2010
Men of Honor
If there was ever such a thing as, “this is what jazz should sound like”, then this, the latest from trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, is what jazz should sound like. Right from the top, Men of Honor is alive with an energy that can’t be ignored. Recorded at the famed Rudy Van Gelder studios in 24-bit digital audio, there’s a brightness to the sound quality that is matched by the quality musicianship on the project. Joining Pelt are tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen, pianist Danny Grissett, drummer Gerald Cleaver and bassist Dwayne Burno. A nice blend of high-octane swing and sophisticated ballads, this recording is one that does great honor to jazz past and present.
Click here to listen to a clip of “Without You”.
Tracks: Backroad, Milo Hayward, Brooklyn Bound, Danny Mack, From A Life of The Same Name, Illusion, Us/Them, Without You.