Joe Locke Quintet - Present Tense (1990)

Artist: Joe Locke Quintet
Title Of Album: Present Tense
Year Of Release: 1990
Label: SteepleChase
Genre: Jazz
Format: Mp3
Quality: CBR 320 kbps
Total Time: 01:01:23
Total Size: 138,7 MB

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On his third CD, vibraphonist Joe Locke leads a solid quartet which includes pianist Kenny Werner, bassist Ron McClure, and drummer Ronnie Burrage. Locke's virtuosity on his instrument is demonstrated throughout the date. The opening medley begins with a solo by the leader of "Masada" (an introspective piece written by a friend of his, saxophonist Danny Wilensky) and the rhythm section joins him as he segues into a brisk take of the waltz "Summernight." Tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider is added on several tracks, including a dark but swinging take of "All of You" and a turbocharged run through "You Say You Care." Locke also wrote several originals, including the unpredictable "Smoke and Mirrors," which was originally written as an introduction to Miles Davis' "Nardis," and a brief duet with Werner, "Heart of Nowhere." This 1990 release was an early indicator of Joe Locke's arrival on the jazz scene, which was followed by many additional strong studio sessions as the 20th century drew to a close. Post-bop fans should consider this CD an essential acquisition. ~ Ken Dryden

Joe Locke Quintet - Present Tense (1990)

1.Masada / Summernight (10:02)
2.The Good Life (8:28)
3.Present Tense (7:33)
4.All Of You (8:40)
5.Heart Of Nowhere (2:36)
6.You Say You Care (6:50)
7.Beatrice Rose (6:21)
8.Smoke And Mirrors (10:53)

Joe Locke — vibraphone
Larry Schneider — tenor sax
Kenny Werner — piano
Ron McClure — bass
Ronnie Burrage — drums

Joe Locke Quintet - Present Tense (1990)

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