Coast to Crossroads is the fantastic new recording from saxophonist Rob Dixon. The outstanding collective of players in Dixon’s company includes guitar great Charlie Hunter, who also produced the effort, as well as drummer Mike Clark and trombonist Ernest Stuart. Dixon, who composed the bulk of the package’s tunes, has an wonderfully engaging, at times, bluesy tone. The album definitely leans uptempo, with Hunter’s playing providing a bass and organ element to the mix. The quality of the compositions and performances delivered by each player makes this project truly enjoyable listening.

Tracks: Yo, Memphis Bus Stop, Millions, California Love, San Leandro, Wishing Well, Black Mountain, Nag Champa, Flat Tire Blues, 87 MPH, It Could Happen To You.