Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake – From the River to the Ocean

I found another Great Album at e-music… this one by two true jazz powerhouses – Fred Anderson and Hamid Drake – From the River to the Ocean.

One of the things I like best about it is that all the tracks really bridge the gap between progressive and straight ahead seamlessly so that the music never entirely feels like either. And I may have missed this in his previous albums because the instrumentation was different, but In this album you can really hear how he has been influenced by Sonny Rollins. I might be crazy but I never noticed before how much his tone has in common with Rollins. This album reminded me (partially, I’m sure, because of the guitar) of The Bridge.

Go to the e-music where there are samples of each track. If you don’t feel like getting a subscription, get it at amazon.

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