Byron Febbs

Blue With Envy

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Although this CD was released under producer Byron Febbs and the address of his production company is enclosed, he does not actually perform on the disc. Heard from is a fine sextet of musicians based in the Chicago area: tenor saxophonist Christopher Sarlas, pianist Ryan Cohan (who contributed four of the nine songs), bassist Patrick Lawrence, drummer Matt Daly, percussionist Dede Sampaio, and vibraphonist Marc Jacoby. The music (all originals except for an adaptation of "Body and Soul") is boppish, sometimes easy listening, and swinging without being too distinctive. A good introduction to these musicians, although none of the musicians has gained much recognition since the time of this recording.

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