Jay Anderson

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Bassist Jay Anderson's release contains quite a bit of intriguing music. The title cut almost sounds like it is portraying a meeting between Weather Report and Aaron Copeland, "Downtime" has two horns soloing together; there is a somber piece for bass, Toots Thieleman's harmonica, and background keyboards ("On This Day"), and "At Sundown" has parade rhythms inspiring some fiery solos. Of the nine selections, Anderson contributed six, and he deserves full credit for the success of this fairly adventurous and highly enjoyable release which also features altoist Billy Drewes, trumpeter Tim Hagans, and keyboardist Dave Witham.

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