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Point A to Point A by Reggie Pittman & Loren Daniels

Point A to Point A is a classic jazz style collaboration between trumpet player Reggie Pittman and pianist Loren Daniels. The album starts with "On the B.T.," a bebop piece dedicated to composer Bobby Timmons.

"Clarion Call" is an odd, but interesting composition with the always powerful trumpet playing of Reggie Pittman, and a superb swinging groove by the rhythm section, Loren Daniels, bassist Bill Moringand Tim Horner on drums.

The beautiful melodies of the ballad "Fall," bring images of the change of season. The next track is a funky, cool version of the Charlie Parker classic, "Ornithology," that changes back and forth between funk and bebop. "Shaw is Woody," is a fast bebop piece in homage to the great trumpet player Woody Shaw.

Loren explained on the promo notes that the structure of Point A to Point, ABACA, is a Rondo and the reason for the title. On "Waterwind," percussive sounds give way to the trumpet melodies of Reggie Pittman, over a slow Latin rhythm. The album ends with "It's All Thelonious," a fun tribute to genious Theloniuos Monk. This one includes Loren Daniels on vocals.

"On the B.T.," "Clarion Call," "Fall," "Ornithology," "Shaw is Woody," "Reflection," "Point A to Point A," "Waterwind," "Prose and Consequence," "It's all Thelonious."

Reggie Pittman (trumpet, flugelhorn), Loren Daniels (piano, vocals), Bill Moring (bass), Tim Horner (drums, percussion)

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Reggie Pittman & Loren Daniels
  • CD Title: Point A to Point A
  • Genre: Straight-Ahead / Classic
  • Year Released: 2010
  • Record Label: Ivory Hornz
  • Rating: Five Stars
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