Saltman Knowles – Almost (2016)

Saltman Knowles - Almost (2016)
Artist: Saltman Knowles
Album: Almost
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 2016
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

Across The Dead Sea 05:57
Alias 05:46
What Is This Thing Called Love 05:24
Almost 05:19
I Remember Yusef 05:51
This Is New 04:17
McArthur 06:30
Behind The Wall 05:55
September In The Rain 06:01


Bassist Mark Saltman and pianist William Knowles team up for some fluid sounds on this mix of post bop and standards. The concluding team of Keith Killgo/dr, Grant Langford/sax and “DeAndre Schaifer/tp keeps the feel upbeat on the swinging “Alias” and “Across the Sea.” Saltman likes to introduce many of the pieces, and his thick pulse sets the pace well on “Behind The Wall” and the exotic “I Remember Yusef” with Langford’s rich alto. Knowles is a charmer as he creates a mystical sound along with vocalist Lori Williams on “What Is This Thing Called Love” and flows glowingly on “Almost.” A Caribbean feel includes steel pans on a fun “This Is New” and a hip read with Williams on “September In The Rain” closes the sophisticatedly swinging session. A jogger’s pulse that bops.
by George W. Harris

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