Pete Zimmer Quintet: Burnin’Live at the Jazz Standard
Pete Zimmer on Drums
Michael Rodriguez on Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Joel Frahm on Tenor Sax
Toru Dodo on Piano
David Wong on Bass
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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
July 4, 2006
This CD of original and lengthy band compositions is straight ahead, contemporary jazz, with interesting atonalities and mixed instrumentation. This is uninhibited, urban sound with a hint of midnight swing.
#3 –Doin’ Somethin’ – Composed by Pete Zimmer. Michael Rodriguez is featured in a brassy blaze, followed by Joel Frahm on wailing sax. Drums, bass, and piano provide steady accompaniment. Pete Zimmer keeps the percussion punctuated and sharp, before Toru Dodo and David Wong take solos.
#4 –Brush Pitch – Composed by Toru Dodo. A double brass lead, repetitive and echoed by piano, creates a striking entrance. Dodo on piano carries the piece halfway, before brass and drums are highlighted. In fact, Zimmer and Rodriguez take a wild blaring, percussive ride in tandem with Dodo, Frahm, and Wong, toward a sharp ending.
#5 –Waltz for Opp – Composed by Pete Zimmer. Frahm and then Rodriguez lead the melodic opening that merges into moody melancholia. This is one of the most interesting tracks, meandering and fused.
#6 –A Whole New You – Composed by Joel Frahm. Opening with a blast of brass, this rapid track showcases Frahm in fantastic form. Frahm’s waterfall on windy sax leads to Rodriguez’ own racing round of brass pulsation. Dodo grabs the lead in consistent, rapid rhythm, and Zimmer, Frahm, Rodriguez, Wong, and Dodo carry the track to a frenetic finale.
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