New Wilson, Coleman, Sims and Byard CDs

We continue our doomed effort to catch up with even a small percentage of the CDs washing over the market in a volume that makes the Missoula floods seem puny. Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts, Scenic Route (Palmetto). Despite, or because of, the side trips, the peripatetic drummer and his quartet cover a lot of territory...and time. The title tune might be a John Kirby or Raymond Scott transcription from 1939, "25 Years of Rootabagas" a gospel hymn and "Feel The Sway" a stop at a 1970s ashram. Along … [Read more...]