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|David Gibson||Primary Artist, Trombone|
|John Sneider||Trumpet, Flugelhorn|
|Wayne Escoffery||Tenor Saxophone|
Posted October 1, 2010
''Maya'' breaks the swing mold that has been the staple of Nagel Heyer. This recording is certainly inspired by the hard bop trombonists JJ Johnson and Curtis Fuller, but Gibson puts his own spin on their tradition with his original compositions. The instrumentation and arrangements remind the listener of the Jazz Messengers or classic Blue Mitchell and yet the playing sounds honest and inspired. This is not just another hard bop review. The band that Gibson has assembled for the session is top notch. Listen for Wayne Escoffery's haunting solo on the title track, or Dwayne Burno's fiery playing on ''Indomitable''. Trumpeter Sneider has submitted a standout bossa with ''New Level''. This is not your average trombone record. There's something here for everyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.