Weiss and his band, featuring Marcus and E.J. Strickland, Craig Handy, Xavier Davis and Dwayne Burno, play tightly and intricately as they reconstruct the hard bop idiom. It is a conservative approach, but you can not argue with the vitality of the recording. Weiss’ band’s music is as fresh now as it was then.
The album was produced by the Spanish-based Fresh Sound/New Talent Records. It’s just that: talented young musicians with a crisp sound that reverently re-examines a well-traveled terrain. Highlights of "Breathing Room" include ‘Getaway’ and ‘Those Who Sit and Wait.’
Keep an eye and ear for these musicians as they explore new sonic territories in future recordings.