Jazz Horn Redux; Ken Wiley, horn
Here's an entire CD of "greatest hits" by any standard of judgment. Horn player Ken Wiley has gathered a bevy of colleagues to bring us fresh new versions of eleven evergreens, many of which have helped shape history. Think of titles like "Bags' Groove", "All Blues", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Freddie Freeloader", "Oleo" and lots more. I would have deep-sixed the electric piano and electric bass in favor of their acoustic cousins on three selections. Other than that, there's some fine playing here and, I must add, we never grow weary of these tunes. Wouldn't You Agree?