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David Gibson: A Little Somethin’

  • August 27th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

Courtesy Posi-tone Records

Release Date: June 23rd Posi-tone Records
Producer: Marc Free Personnel: David Gibson– Trombone; Julius Tolentino– Alto Saxophone; Jared Gold– Organ; Quincy Davis– Drums

Bringing a sound that must surely please Mr. House of Swing himself (Wynton Marsalis to the rest of us), David Gibson’s A Little Somethin’ is a nine song total package. Gibson and crew are New York City jazz staples, and as a band they complement each other’s strengths quite well. Starting with the pleasant familiarity of the first track, The Cobbler, the group plays with elements of swing, contemporary, jam and soft bop throughout the CD. Gibson, who wrote five of the nine tracks, shows great skill in crafting compositions full of melodic dips and dives.

Organist Jared Gold really stands out on several tracks including his self-penned This End Up! The quartet successfully brought the essence of live, improvised force to the whole thing; one wonders how this will sound in a venue with the confines of studio playing out of the way.

A Little Somethin’ is a solid set that is worthy of steady rotation.

Key Tracks: Hot Sauce, French Press, In the Loop