Dark Keys

Dark Keys

by Branford Marsalis Trio


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Dark Keys

Trio albums have long let horn players lay it on the line, offering listeners a glimpse into the depth of their approach. By the time Branford Marsalis cut "Blutain" in 1996, he was certainly one of the most thoughtful saxophone improvisers of his generation. Using old-fashioned swing -- the easy groove of bassist Reginald Veal and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts is casual bordering on effortless -- Marsalis traipses and trots and rambles a bit, too; he fully avoids the overly rambunctious approach many reed players rely on. It's the sound of a player mature enough to let it all hang out. He cut the disc just after his famous stint as of the "Tonight Show's," musical director and those who thought his horn playing suffered during his Hollywood heyday were surely jostled by the level of creativity on DARK KEYS. From "Schott Happens" to "Sentinel," where he's joined by Joe Lovano, even the most impromptu moves have a bit of good planning behind the

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Release Date: 10/29/1996
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646787625
catalogNumber: 67876

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