Dave Aaron

Short Memory

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This failed effort is hard to take seriously. One-third of the short recording time is taken up by the second number, which incorporates a less-than-interesting, three-bar phrase repeated ad nauseum on Aaron's tenor saxophone. This follows a spoken-word number in which Aaron slowly articulates a stream of evidently unrelated words. Pianist Marie McAuliffe and saxophonist Roy Nathanson lend themselves for a portion of the recording, but are not enough to elevate it from the bottom tier. The closing "J&D," with its abysmal sound, appears to be some sort of spoof on Latin music, but, alas, does not quite make it. The tracks run lazily into one another -- the result of poor production -- and overall, there is not much on this release to recommend.