For more information, go to thirteenthnoterecords.com.
Check this video of the band at play (and I mean play)!
The six songs include an original each from the leader and from Frahm plus four standards. Yet, there is nothing standard about the "oldies." The program opens with a pleasant jaunt through Horace Silver's "Strollin'". The tenor solo over the splashy cymbals gives way to a enjoyable trumpet solo. The bassist creates a splendid melodic solo before the entire band go back to the head. Wilson pounds and punches the group through the opening choruses of "A Night In Tunisia" before settling down and working alongside Wind beneath Ms. Morgan's jaunty solo. Check out the "wild" ending and how Frahm wraps his sound around the trumpet melody. Wilson's brush work sets the pace on Tadd Dameron's "On A Misty Night" with solos from the trumpeter and saxophonist that literally dance with glee. The Quartet has fun with "Autumn Leaves", taking its time to get to the melody and then imbuing the blues with a deep blues sensibility. Listen to how Ms. Morgan plays behind the saxophonist through the latter half of his solo before taking off on her own. Frahm returns the favor in the middle of the trumpet spot, adding harmony as well as counterpoint.
"Post Cool, Vol. 1: The Night Shift" from the Carol Morgan Quartet is subtle, melodic, and fun. Considering the musicians she asked to be part of the project, you should not have expected anything less.
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