Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Time To Sell My Sticks, Part 6: Lewis Nash
Another great Italian tenor, Joe Lovano, released a live CD in 2003 featuring his award-winning nonet. "On This Day...At The Vanguard," on Blue Note, is one of my very favorite jazz performances, and I recall a dozen or so years later, a few unfavorable reviews, mostly citing the recording, which has this incredibly effective vintage sound. Not everyone thought the same. This doesn't change the performance, which I think swings like a muthaf**ka, thanks to drummer Lewis Nash. Nash goes absolutely berserk at around the 6:44 mark and continues until about 8:44, but I suggest waiting it out so you can really sink into the pocket.