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Jordan Young – Cymbal Melodies

2012 Posi-Tone

New York-based drummer Jordan Young delves into the classic sounds of organ jazz for his Posi-Tone debut Cymbal Melodies. With the inimitable Brian Charette manning the B3, Avi Rothbard on guitar and Joe Sucato on saxophone for four tunes, Young creates interesting twists on tunes that might be considered unlikely candidates for the record’s soulful vibe. “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” and The Police classic “Roxanne” are dressed up with a tasteful sense of funk and swing. Other tracks like Grant Green’s “Grantstand” and Young’s original “Mood for McCann” fit the bill for this feel-good collection.

Rothbard and Charette know the language well and deliver sizzling solos throughout, most notably on the up-tempo version of “Easy Living.” Young demonstrates schooled diversity, digging in convincingly on a range of styles and staying focused on the groove.


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November 4th, 2012 at 1:23 pm