|The Dale Curtis Quintet|
Dale has gathered a very talented group of musicians to join him on this CD. Bob Kindred on tenor sax and clarinet, Paul Meyers on acoustic guitar who also acted as producer and arranger, Ed Littlefield on drums Christian Fabian on acoustic bass. The group has put together some great songs and arrangements for this CD. They approached Herbie Hancock's chestnut, "Watermelon Man"which is a very unique uptempo style that really cooks. I loved the dreamy way Bob Kindred approached "Tenderly" with solid guitar support from Paul Meyers. Dale Curtis also shows his writing ability with the songs he wrote for this CD, "Bridge To Nowhere" and "Southeast Breeze" (You can almost feel the breeze). I especially liked the opening clarinet and bass work from Bob Kindred and Christian Fabian on "I Can't Give You Anything But Love". This CD is a solid jazz recording with a touch of "Dixieland" on a few songs like "Lazy River". This is a totally enjoyable CD from Dale Curtis with help from his talented friends, and I highly recommend it!