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Shades After Dark by Yuma Jazz Company

This quintet has a nice tight grouping with fine musicians throughout. No fuss or clutter here, just the meat and potatoes of a solid jazz group with a refined sound.

"Rendezvous Of Strangers" starts with a 'noir-ish' intro, then sashays into jump street, featuring Hennig's fiery trumpet solo and the big sax sound of Brian Carlson, which adds a positive punctuation mark to a refreshing new composition.

"Shades After Dark" There is a movie like feeling to this tune and a dark message by Steven Hennig's imaginative soliloquy.Stylish drumming by Brandon Coz has a powerful impact that only discretion can convey.

"Early Morning Low Clouds" Nice shadings by guitarist Carl Posch give inspiration to Carlson's heady and passionate sax solo.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Yuma Jazz Company
  • CD Title: Shades After Dark
  • Genre: Cool Jazz
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Hennig Music
  • Tracks: Cabo Bossa, Fifth And Vermouth (on the corner of), Rendezvous Of Strangers, Shades After Dark, Nightspot, Early Morning Low Clouds, Bogota Bebop, An Afternoon In Cameroon
  • Musicians: Steven Hennig (tpt), Brian Carlson, (saxes), Carl Posch (g), Jon Knudtson (b), Brandon Coz (d)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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