Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Forward Motion

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Forward Motion

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David Eastlee (gtr,ldr) Sam Most (ts) Jack Coan (tpt) Frank Strazzeri (pno) Harvey Newmark (bs) Nick Martinis (dms) Recorded May 3, 2006, Hollywood, CA

Eastside/Harvey's Tune/Reverse The Charges/The Small Hours/ Swingin' At Mr. B's/Push Pull/Forward Motion TT: 39:18

David Eastlee has recorded a quite different CD from the one previously reviewed (see February 2007 issue, page 53). Here we have a boppish sextet on the cool side but having said that, they warm up rather nicely at spots.

The soloists consist of the leader who has proven to be a fine guitarist. He swings nice and loosely and well within the tradition of the bop players. Sam Most is in fine form also and like David, is very loose and swinging in his playing. Jack Coan, not to be confused with the traditional horn player Jackie Coon, plays mostly muted both solo and ensemble. …

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