Nu, March 2000
his favorites are heavy tenors like Sonny Rollins and Gene Ammons. The
force of his macho-sound is so strong, it somewhat inhibits his movements.
It looks like he trailing behind the rhythm-section. But he is at his
best ith the support of some handy themes and an understanding rhythm-section.
On this record that sounds a lot less brutal than the title suggests,
that indeed is the case. The repertoire varies from comfortable own
work to Monks acrobatic Tour in one.
are not initiated too fast by the trio, consisting of American bop-veteran
Becton, the always impeccably accompanying pianist Whitmer and finally
Barkman: a former multi-instrumentalist, who to every ones satisfaction
has found his destination onm bass.