“…a perfect set of real deal jazz. As for Fedchock, he hasn’t lost a step: beautiful phrasing, a tone so pretty that one forgets he’s playing a trombone (!), and never a showy “look what I can do” lick. It’s still early in the year, but this may be among my favorite CD’s of 2015.” -Jazz Society of Oregon
“…Fedchock’s tone, flexibility and creative mind place him among the top tier of trombonists. This is straight-ahead jazz that is at once accessible and imaginative.”
“A bone man with an eye poppingly diverse resume has had a sweet spot for small group sounds for over 30 years. Feeding off the intimate energy of bringing the gang to a club that responds to him solidly, he responds by musically letting all know he’s just one of those cats that has it and doesn’t need prompting to show it. An ensemble work throughout where everyone get s a chance to shine, this is a mighty set of mainstream jazz the way you like to hear it played. Check it out.” -Midwest Record
Documenting a momentous live performance with his dynamic quartet, critically acclaimed trombonist John Fedchock showcases unique treatments of familiar standards coupled with two new Fedchock originals in this sensitive small group session. Beautifully played and wonderfully recorded, this recording captures the flow and interaction of a seasoned group of veterans in a remarkably intimate setting.
John Fedchock: trombone/John Toomey: piano/Jimmy Masters: bass/Dave Ratajczak: drums
East of the Sun • Havana • I Hear a Rhapsody • Make Someone Happy • Under the Radar • Weaver of Dreams • Days of Wine and Roses • I’ve Never Been In Love Before • Homestretch