CD: Alan Broadbent

Broadbent.jpgAlan Broadbent, Moment’s Notice (Chilly Bin). In heavy demand as arranger, conductor and accompanist, Broadbent’s schedule leaves him too few opportunities to work with his longtime sidemen, bassist Putter Smith and drummer Kendall Kay. In this welcome set, Broadbent plays with his customary blend of power, relaxation and inventiveness on tunes by Charlie Parker, Mal Waldron, John Coltrane and Benny Golson, among others. There is riveting interaction between Broadbent and Smith on Parker’s “Chi Chi.” Broadbent’s “Lady Love” has the makings of a new jazz standard.

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