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Brighter Days

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Don Braden has long been a top-notch hard bop tenor saxophonist. For this quartet date with pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Dwayne Burno, and drummer Cecil Brooks III, the arrangements by Braden and the choice of songs greatly uplift the program. There are many high points, including the opening ballad "She's on Her Way," tributes to Stanley Turrentine "Sweet T" and Grover Washington Jr. "Not Yet", a driving "Invitation," a duet with drummer Brooks "Underground Groove", and the swinging Cecil Brooks original "Montclair." Everything works! This is one of Don Braden's finest recordings so far, a well-conceived and very successful project.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Don Braden has long been a top-notch hard bop tenor saxophonist. For this quartet date with pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Dwayne Burno, and drummer Cecil Brooks III, the arrangements by Braden and the choice of songs greatly uplift the program. There are many high points, including the opening ballad "She's on Her Way," tributes to Stanley Turrentine "Sweet T" and Grover Washington Jr. "Not Yet", a driving "Invitation," a duet with drummer Brooks "Underground Groove", and the swinging Cecil Brooks original "Montclair." Everything works! This is one of Don Braden's finest recordings so far, a well-conceived and very successful project.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2001
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375707620
  • Catalog Number: 757076
  • Sales rank: 133,970

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She's on Her Way (6:14)
  2. 2 I Hear a Rhapsody (6:00)
  3. 3 Sweet T (7:44)
  4. 4 Invitation (7:34)
  5. 5 Underground Groove (3:35)
  6. 6 Not Yet (5:26)
  7. 7 My Favorite Things (6:59)
  8. 8 Montclair (6:07)
  9. 9 Prelude to a Kiss (4:10)
  10. 10 Brighter Days (6:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Don Braden Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Cecil Brooks III Drums
Dwayne Burno Bass
Xavier Davis Piano
Technical Credits
Cecil Brooks III Arranger, Producer
Don Braden Arranger
Joe Fields Executive Producer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
Paul Wyckliffe Engineer
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