Harold Danko

Next Age

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The Harold Danko Quartet of 1993 (which features tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, bassist Scott Colley, drummer Jeff Hirshfield, and the pianist/leader) performs nine of Danko's originals on this stimulating set. Some of the tunes are based (although sometimes in an abstract fashion) on standards, while others are more original. The music swings most of the time, Perry's dry tone works well with Danko's modern mainstream piano, and the group is tight yet sounds quite spontaneous. This CD is worth several listens.

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