Thanks to Steve Greenlee of The Boston Globe for the two nods he made to Greenleaf releases. Both Moonshine and Recommended Tools made the cut for Steve’s Best of 2008.
DAVE DOUGLAS “Moonshine” (Greenleaf Music)
Hard-pumping post-fusion jazz that gets the adrenaline going. The trumpeter keeps paying homage to Miles Davis, and every album gets more aggressive. Heck, this one even ends with a tune called “Tough.”
DONNY McCASLIN “Recommended Tools” (Greenleaf Music)
The saxophonist is on from start to finish during this outing with just a bassist and drummer supporting him. His blowing is brawny and brainy, blistering and beautiful.
More to come soon…