Jazz Institute of Chicago

Gephart Long Quartet: Corners

Gephart Long Quartet: Corners

This CD, like their previous "Water Logic," is a stand out recording of a wonderful quartet. Everything comes together here, solid modern playing, original thoughts and flawless performance. This quartet also presents something that jazz has lost, they are a long-standing working group. Music of this dimension can only occur when the musicians share the same mind set and play together often.

In addition to saxophonist Brian Gephart, pianist Bob Long, bassist Ken Haebich and drummer Ernie Adams, the quartet is expanded on some tracks with vocalist Grazyna Auguscik, the strings Diane Delin, Scott Dowd and Sara Wollan. Drummers Mark Ott and Tim Davis also appear on some tracks.

The program is adventurous and original, 12 new tunes and a new cover on "Eleanor Rigby." The recording and mix are clear as a bell, another fine job from Steve Yates. Check these guys at their club dates and call them to get a copy of this CD!—MV

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