Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Above the Clouds

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Above the Clouds

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ABOVE THE CLOUDS

DAVID CLASSER

ARBORS ARCD-19337

David Glasser (alto sax), Larry Ham (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Carl Allen (dr), New Orleans, February 20, 2006.

Can't I?/ A little Funky/ Our Love Is Here To Stay/ Stitt's Bits/ Above the Clouds/ Easter Parade/ Tranquility/ In A Sentimental Mood/ Hidden Truths/ Every Day I Fall in Love/ Blues For Mat/ I've Been Working on the Railroad. TT: 60:25.

David Glasser was a new name to me when I saw this CD, the first, to my knowledge, recorded under his leadership. I subsequently discovered that he was part of the Frank Foster directed Count Basic band on two CDs I have dating from 1989, but he apparently did not solo on either of them. Later in the '90s he performed and recorded with Clark Terry., which gave him a chance to shine in the solo spotlight. This CD is all Glasser with a very supportive rhythm section. Comprised evenly of Glasser originals and standards, the program affords Glasser the opportunity to display his talents across the board. …

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