"There's an effervescent swing about WHOLENESS that recalls the Tristano sound of Konitz & Marsh, especially in the quintet sides featuring the twin reed front-line of Svanoe & Abate... The Ed Anders Quartet achieves fresh levels of intensity in performances that confirm how this band continues to grow as a creative unit. Wholeness is highly recommended."
EAQ calls to mind the classic '60s combos led by the likes of Clifford Brown, Art Blakey and Miles Davis, filtered through an eclectic, modern, trans-generational sensibility. Guest saxophonist Greg Abate, a veteran of sessions with Kenny Barron, Red Rodney and Ray Charles, is a marvelous value-added attraction.
[ Ed Fila ] [ Geoffrey Brady ] [ Anders Svanoe ] [ Henry Boehm ] [ Greg Abate ]