Time Is Of The Essence is one of Michael Brecker's finest tenor saxophone outings to date! Lively, spontaneous, upbeat, imaginative are words to describe this 9 selection CD.
Jazz guitar great Pat Metheny and Larry Goldings on organ put in some fine sounds, too, and together, with drums, Brecker has put together a winning CD of jazz! Selections with composers include: "Arc of the Pendulum" (Michael Brecker); "Sound Off" (Larry Goldings); "Half Past Late" (Michael Brecker); "Timeline" (Pat Metheny); "The Morning of This Night" (Michael Brecker); "Renaissance Man" (George Whitty); "Dr. Slate" (Michael Brecker); "As I Am" (Pat Metheny); "Outrance" (Michael Brecker).
Those of you who have heard these three great drummers -- Elvin Jones, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Bill Stewart -- will enjoy their unique performances on this outstanding CD! Larry Goldings is one of the best contemporary jazz organists performing, and he is in top-notch form in these selections! Give the selections "Timeline," "The Morning of the Night," and "Outrance" some listening time for some memorable music adventures! Enjoyable, and entertaining, an excellent CD to have in your home collection!