Stunning tribute to Wayne Shorter music Dave Askren & Jeff Benedict – PARAPHERNALIA: It’s been a while since I last reviewed these cats, on their “Come Together” album, where they got high marks from me. Dave’s stellar jazz guitar and Jeff’s superb sax give the listener a genuine jazz experience in their stunning tribute to Wayne Shorter music that is a must-have for jazz fans across the globe. All the tunes are available on YouTube as well…
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Dave and Jeff are joined by bassist Jonathan Pintoff and percussionist Chris Garcia on great tunes from Wayne like “Yes And Or No” – this track alone makes the purchase of the album well worth it… the percussion from Chris compliments the other players very nicely… this tune will be getting some MAJOR play from DJ’s across the globe, I believe!
If you’re in need of a “git-down groove” to boogaloo the night away to, you’re going to love “Tom Thumb“… it just don’t GET no FUNKIER than this, folks… you’ll be spinning this tune over & over (& OVER) again (as you dance around your living room with your headphones on, lol)… feels like a par-tay, fo’ sho’.
Of the ten tunes offered up, it was easy to decide that my personal favorite is the 5:53 title track, “Paraphernalia” (originally from “Miles In The Sky”)… great movements and sweet soulful moments from both Dave and Jeff on this excellent performance!
I give Dave, Jeff and their players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this very satisfying jazz listen. Get more information on Dave’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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