John Grenier

From A to B

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The John Coltrane-inspired tenor saxophonist John Greiner is in top form throughout the well-conceived From A to B set. Mostly featured in a quartet or quintet with one of two rhythm sections and sometimes either John Allmark or Robert Kase on trumpet, Greiner performs six of his originals and four standards. Highlights include the offbeat and catchy ballad "Remember Me," a stretched-out Coltrane-style blues "From A to B," Horace Silver's obscure "Adjustment," and a trumpet-bass duet on "Star Dust." The musicians all play quite well and deserve to be much better known. This set is easily recommended to fans of modern straight-ahead jazz and is one of Greiner's best recordings to date.

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