Vince Ector

Renewal of the Spirit

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Percussionist-drummer Vince Ector put a lot of work into this project, and it shows. He wrote five of the 11 selections, takes "For Our Fathers" as an unaccompanied feature, duets with guest altoist Bobby Watson on "The Call," and leads his band through a variety of Afro-Cuban and hard bop performances. Although four horn players appear on this disc, no more than two are on the same track, with trumpeter Eddie Allen and Jay Collins on tenor making for a formidable front line on three numbers. Each selection has its purpose and there are no slow moments, making this a particularly rewarding CD.

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