Greg Abate Quartet – Bop City: Live at Birdland (1991)

Greg Abate Quartet - Bop City: Live at Birdland (1991)
Artist: Greg Abate Quartet
Album: Bop City: Live at Birdland
Genre: Mainstream Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1991
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Bop City
What Is This Thing Called Love
The Gypsy
Peaks Breaks
Busting The Bird
These Foolish Things
The Young ‘Uns
Gemini Mood
Sax O’Blues


Journeyman saxophonist Greg Abate makes a decent modern hard bop recording on this 1992 session. His playing is solid and sometimes frenetic, but also derivative. The compositions are straightforward and long enough for Abate and cast to make effective solos, yet short enough not to become tiring. He has a first-rate rhythm section with pianist James Williams, bassist Rufus Reid, and drummer Kenny Washington.
Review by Ron Wynn