Thursday, July 5, 2018
USA: Tom Lundberg - Prime Time (2018)
Trombonist Tom Lundberg's improvisatory skills are well-known on previous Max Frank Music recordings, as well as on discs with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. PRIME TIME marks his debut as a leader.
The instrumentation sets this recording apart, as it incorporates a four-piece rhythm section, two saxophones and a violin, all in support of the solo trombone voice. The rhythm players are equally adept on acoustic and electric instruments, and the groove never subsides.
Clever arrangements by Terry Vosbein allow plenty of room for pure jazz playing, cast in a setting of interesting colors and rhythms, while never losing sight of the original material.
PRIME TIME has something for jazz fans, television buffs, and music lovers in general.
Tom Lundberg – trombone
Doug Rinaldo – saxes, flute
Will Boyd – saxes, flute
Bethany Hankins – violin
Ben Dockery – keyboards
Harold Nagge – guitar
David Slack – bass
Keith Brown – drums
Graham Spice – engineer
Terry Vosbein – producer, arranger